Pale-headed Rosellas in northern NSW

To: "Alan McBride" <>, "John Leonard" <>
Subject: Pale-headed Rosellas in northern NSW
From: "Greg" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 21:36:02 +1000
Hi Alan,

The reference to Pale-headed Rosellas in Pizzey is a little misleading. The species does not occur on a regular basis south to Woolgoolga. The 3 or so records that I have of the species over nearly 30 years in the Grafton-Coutts Crossing area are likely to be of cage escapees. This view is supported by Morris,McGill and Holmes (1981). To see the species within its normal range you need to travel much further north towards the Queensland border to places such as Woodenbong and Grevillia or north-west to Moree. I don't know whether they venture south of the border at Tweed Heads but I haven't seen them there.



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