rainbow lorikeet removal in unwanted areas

Subject: rainbow lorikeet removal in unwanted areas
From: Donald Kimball <>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 17:03:10 -0800 (PST)
I apologize if I am a bit unclear on this one but was wondering how rainbow 
lorikeets can be "removed" from areas that they are not native to and are 
causing a problem.  What methods are ensued?  Traps, shooting?

In north america I have seen some unfortunate situations where a bird species 
goes through a dramatic change from "facinating and colorful" to severe pest. 
This same species which was originally thought benign or cherished becomes some 
sort of villain in folks eyes.  Then enter what I would call the "good ol boy" 
mindset where otherwise good hearted folks are out to have a good old fashioned 
free for all "pick all of them out of the air" with firearms free for all. 

To be more pointed ...  how does one guard against this mindset vs. correctly 
managing the species to indeed protect a potentially vulnerable species like 
swift parrot?


Don Kimball

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