Lorikeet roosting and city lights

To: "Philip Veerman" <>, <>, <>
Subject: Lorikeet roosting and city lights
From: "michael norris" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 23:31:09 +1000
Had a quick look at the archive and could not find Philip's posting.

The only entries with Rainbow Lorikeets and lights or lighting were about a roost outside a McDonalds with the only explanation being they "like" well-lit places in QLD.

My tuppence worth on why they like such places, as well as their being easy to find, is warmth. Cities are often about 4C warmer than surroundings - considered explanatory for some European roosts, starlings roosting under bridges (over - warm - water) etc.

Michael Norris

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