Re: News story calling for cull or corellas

Subject: Re: News story calling for cull or corellas
From: Frank O'Connor <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 18:43:24 +0900

Are the corellas native to the area, or bred up from aviary released birds?

The Little and Long-billed Corellas in Perth are being culled as they are a threat to native species by taking over nest hollows. They all originate from aviary released birds. There is a very small percentage of Western Corellas (less than 1% I believe). These are released although there is a good chance they are from the same source.

The same issue as South Australia has been reported further north in the Pilbara, with the birds damaging sports ovals. I don't know if permission has been given to cull them, as the Little Corella is native to those areas.

Frank O'Connor           Birding WA
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