A Parakeet Invasion

To: L&L Knight <>
Subject: A Parakeet Invasion
From: John Tongue <>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 09:22:26 +1000
Hi All,
We have had a number of small, discreet populations of Rainbow Lorikeets, here in various places around Tasmania, established from aviary escapees, for some years now. Most of these have hovered around half a dozen individuals for some years, until just recently, when at least two of the populations have also 'taken off'. The authorities are quite concerned on the impact this will have on the endangered Swift Parrots, when they arrive each summer to feed and breed. Hence, the Department of Primary Industries Water and the Environment are currently investigating ways to control this potentially invasive species.

John Tongue
Ulverstone, Tas.

On 14/06/2008, at 9:17 AM, L&L Knight wrote:

This news is a bit old, but is a contemporary example of aviary escapees taking off ...

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