Our experience with Blue-faced Parrot Finches on
Mt. Lewis is that apart from an immature bird seen in October, birds are
generally present towards the end of November through to April/May
with most sightings Jan-March. We have seen immature birds in January,
February and April. We are not sure where they go for the rest of the year but
do know some birds have altitudinal movements.
I've only seen one nest on Mt. Lewis, which was
pointed out to me by John Young 30m up a tree, it consisted of a ball of
As to how long it takes to attain Adult plumage you
would have to guess at less than a year.
Keith & Lindsay Fisher
Cairns, Far North Queensland.