Superb Parrots being killed

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Subject: Superb Parrots being killed
From: "Terry Bishop" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 12:34:30 +1100 (AUS Eastern Daylight Time)
More grain is being transported by road this year. Because of the drought
over the last 4 or 5 years much of the grain was not even harvested and used
for stock food or kept on farm for the next seasons plantings. Less grain is
being transported by rail and more by road due to closures of branch lines
and lack of manpower due to State Rail redundancies/non replacement policies

The drought also effected the breeding and survival of all wildlife. This
spring I have observed more babies than I have for a long time. I suspect
that there are more parrots this year for this reason. 
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From: Graham Turner 
Date: 6/01/2009 11:06:44 AM 
To: Baus 
Subject: Superb Parrots being killed 
I agree with John here, I think the numbers of Superb Parrots are 
Increasing. At least I would like to think so. Given my observations near 
Wagga Wagga late last year (and confirmed by others), and my sightings near 
Molong, Cowra and Nyngan over the last 2 years I really think they are on 
The increase. 
It is possible the increased number of road kills is because there are 
Simply more birds on the road feeding on grain. 
Graham Turner 

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