ADVERTISEMENT - Parrots per sq KM which state has the most?

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Subject: ADVERTISEMENT - Parrots per sq KM which state has the most?
From: Frank O'Connor <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2015 02:58:48 +0000
The south west of Western Australia would be up there.

Three black cockatoos, Galah, three corellas (two are feral),
although Little Corella can be found as a native not too far away from Perth.
Rainbow Lorikeet (feral) and Purple-crowned Lorikeet.
Australian Ringneck, Western Rosella and Red-capped Parrot.
Elegant Parrot and Rock Parrot.
Regent Parrot.
Mulga Parrot around the Wagin area.

So 16 species including two or three ferals for a 4 or 5 day trip
from Perth to Albany and back including Stirling Range NP, possibly
Porongurup NP and Rocky Gully. It could be done as a 3 day trip if it
was just a parrot twitch.

Not quite the 25 for SA, but the SW is probably a smaller area, and
not sure how you get 25 for SA.  I guess that includes Gang Gang
Cockatoo (KI), Rock Parrot (Eyre Pen.), Naretha Bluebonnet,
Scarlet-chested Parrot, Princess Parrot (?), the ferals, etc? and
therefore a much larger area.

Major Mitchell's Cockatoo can be found within a day trip of Perth.
Bourke's Parrot is possible within a long day trip of Perth to
Payne's Find, but not reliably, and Budgerigar and Cockatiel would
also be unreliable in the same area. A two or three day trip from
Perth to the Cue area would almost certainly add Bourke's Parrot and
guarantee Mulga Parrot, and have very good chances of Budgerigar,
Cockatiel, and Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (and a second sub species of
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo that could be split one day), and the
second sub species of Western Corella.

I don't count Western Ground Parrot as that is extremely difficult to
find, and not something you would allocate that much time to finding
(maybe 3 days! and still only a small chance of seeing it).

Frank O'Connor                          Birding WA
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