Swift Parrots in Capertee - 21 Aug 2005

To: Bruce Cox <>,
Subject: Swift Parrots in Capertee - 21 Aug 2005
From: Tun Pin Ong <>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 21:14:16 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Bruce and Birding-ausers,

I have got the weblog ready where you could have a
look at the photos. Thanks for your suggestion that it
could be drinking but I was sure it was not doing any
drinking action.

I am still new and experimenting using the blog. Any
comments welcome.

I will provide exact location of the 'nest hollow'
thru private email. Wonder if Swift Parrots would hang
around on same spot for several days.

Tun-Pin ONG
St Leonards, NSW

--- Bruce Cox <> wrote:
> From: "Tun Pin Ong" <>
> Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Swift Parrots in Capertee -
> 21 Aug 2005
> Hi Tun,
> Birds sometimes drink from hollows, I have seen Aus.
> Ravens and
> Sulphur-crested Cockatoos do so. Safer than coming
> down to the ground?
> Also I have seen Rainbow Lorikeets checking hollows
> well away from their
> breeding season. Perhaps they remember them for when
> it's time to breed?
> Bruce.
> > Hi,
> > I was particularly puzzled by at least one single
> > swiftie (not sure if it was the same individual)
> that
> > kept coming back to a nest-like hollow, at least 5
> > times. It once tucked into the hollow, doing some
> sort
> > of inspection. Red-rumped Parrots also appeared at
> the
> > branch once but swiftie seemed to be more
> interested
> > in it.
> >
> > As we know that Swift Parrots do not breed in NSW,
> > maybe this is just a parrot's inquisitive nature.

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