Pale-headed Rosella photo ops

To: Tim Dolby <>
Subject: Pale-headed Rosella photo ops
From: Russell Woodford <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2014 22:03:39 +1000
Hi Don

Good to hear you are back in the land of parrots for some more filming!
(For those who don't know, Don produced a couple of DVDs about Australian
Parrots two years ago ...
Or via the local documentary distributor for schools and libraries:     )

I thought the coverage was comprehensive, but you must be a hard man to
please if you are coming back to get more footage!

What Tim Dolby COULD have told you is that he has just launched his latest
book, co-authored with Rohan Clarke: "Finding Australian Birds: A field
guide to birding locations"

Sadly, I missed the launch in Melbourne last week, but I made very good use
of the book on a recent road trip to Brisbane!

I've copied this reply to birding-aus in case newer members wonder why you
want to know about breeding sites  - that may ring alarm bells for anyone
who doesn't know your credentials.

Hope you enjoy your next trip and find plenty of parrots!

Kind regards


On 21 June 2014 18:50, Tim Dolby <> wrote:

> Hi Don,
> Granite Gorge Nature Park is a really good spot for them - it's ~14 km
> from Mereeba. The birds here are usually the integrade form of Pale-headed
> Rosella i.e. they're an intervening mix between the northern palliceps ssp
> (the 'Blue-cheeked Rosella') and the southern adscitus ssp (the
> 'Pale-headed Rosella'). Birds such as Squatter Pigeon, Bar-shouldered Dove,
> Red-winged Parrot and Great Bowerbird are also common, and you'll literally
> be kicking Mareeba Rock Wallaby out of the way!
> Cheers,
> Tim
> ________________________________________
> From: Birding-Aus  on behalf of
> Donald G. Kimball 
> Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2014 1:46 PM
> To: 
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Pale-headed Rosella photo ops
> Hi Folks.  I was wondering if anyone can make some recommendations where I
> might enjoy good viewing with possible filming opportunities of Pale-headed
> Rosella in the Cairns - Mareeba area.  Barring that anywhere on the
> Atherton Tablelands.  But prefer within a couple hours of Cairns.  I
> remember someone a couple years ago had them nesting in their yard but cant
> remember where that was.  Thanks as always for such a rich resource here at
> Birding-Aus!
> Don Kimball
> Polytelis Media
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