Rosellas at night

To: "Wendy" <>, "Birding Aus" <>, "Scot Mcphee" <>
Subject: Rosellas at night
From: "Greg" <>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2007 10:04:03 +1100
It is not at all uncommon for roosting flocks of Galahs and Rainbow, Scaly-breasted and Musk Lorikeets to take off and fly very noisily around for some time during the night here at Coutts Crossing, north coast NSW. I presume that this is instigated by the arrival of some nocturnal predator but I have no evidence of this. There is no reason why Eastern Rosellas would not behave in a similar manner if disturbed at the roost. I am not aware of any nocturnal bird that sounds like a rosella.

Greg Clancy

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