Possible Ground Parrot at Malabar Headland, Sydney NSW

Subject: Possible Ground Parrot at Malabar Headland, Sydney NSW
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 11:28:44 +1000
On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 09:09:08AM +1000, alan morris wrote:
> If any one is out that way it could be worth a look
> because two years ago a Ground Parrot was seen 
> and photographed at that location.

Details of the previous Malabar GP here:
Sadly she died in captivity after about a year - keeping her alive at
all was a real credit to the WIRES people.  At the time WIRES organized
a search for other Ground Parrots in the area.  I believe Chris Lloyd
told me volunteers heard a couple of possible calls but they couldn't
be certain.

It does seem likely that the 2006 Malabar bird came from a population
which we don't know about - so to go back to a recent topic, the current
status of Ground Parrots in NSW between  Barren Grounds and Yuraygir is
an area where amateurs could readily provide useful data.


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