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

To: Frank O'Connor <>
Subject: ADVERTISEMENT - Parrots per sq KM which state has the most?
From: Janine Duffy <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2015 04:58:42 +0000
Interesting discussion!

For regions within states with loads of parrots East Gippsland (far east Vic) 
rocks! It is just 4% of Victoria (and Vic is only 3% of Australia, which makes 
EG just 0.27% of Australia's area) and here is a list of species possible 
around Mallacoota and Orbost:

Gang Gang
Glossy Black Cockatoo
Yellow-tailed Black cockatoo
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Little Corella
Ground Parrot
Turquoise Parrot
Crimson Rosella
Eastern Rosella
King Parrot
Rainbow Lorikeet
Musk Lorikeet
Little Lorikeet
Blue-winged Parrot
Swift Parrot

If you extended a little west of Sale you could also see Long-billed Corella, 
Red-rumped Parrot, purple-crowned Lorikeet.

Better still, most of these are highly visible and photogenic!

But John Harris' block is still killing it for parrots per m2!


On 4 Jun 2015 12:58, Frank O'Connor <> wrote:
> 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). 
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