are any asiatic parrots breeding in Melb ?

To: "'Philip Veerman'" <>, "'Birding-aus \(E-mail\)'" <>
Subject: are any asiatic parrots breeding in Melb ?
From: "ian clark" <>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 22:32:55 +1000
Cheers I had noticed  a few reports , these birds are indeed in research , I
will try and check them out . the individual bird ive seen is in viewbank

What is the protocol for deciding if they are establishing? Successful
breeding would be part of it no doubt ?
And how seriously does  nre react ?

Are there still bulbuls around on the yarra or have they died out?

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Philip Veerman
Sent: Sunday, 15 April 2007 12:50 AM
To: ; 'Birding-aus (E-mail)'
Subject: are any asiatic parrots breeding in Melb ?

In regard to Ian's enquiry, see the earlier message below from Anthea in
January 2007. The story is I was on the train and heard two ladies talking
about these birds and asked them about it. It was prompted by a picture of a
pet Rose-ringed Parakeet in the newspaper that day that a lot of people on
the train had. Their description of the birds was quite clear, enough to
know they were  Rose-ringed Parakeets or another close relative and not a
native. I know no more about it.

Philip Veerman has asked me to put up this message.  He has heard a report,
apparently reliable, that feral Rose-ringed Parrots are nesting at Research
in Melbourne's outer northeast.  Can anyone confirm this observation?
   Rose-ringed Parrots (or Parakeets) are considered highly undesirable as
an established breeding population, as they will compete for nesting hollows
with native species.  Please inform authorities at once.

Anthea Fleming

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