roost-tree species? Rainbow Lorikeets

To: Judith L-A <>, "" <>
Subject: roost-tree species? Rainbow Lorikeets
From: "Blythman, Mark" <>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 03:41:30 +0000
Hi Judith,
The introduced RLs over here in Perth also favour tall well lit trees.
They famously roost in huge numbers in the Norfolk Pines on the Cottesloe 
foreshore but probably their most preferred roost tree over here are the 
introduced lemon scented gums like those at Perth airport until they cut most 
of them down.
I have also seen them roost in cocos and cotton palms in the suburbs. Marri, 
tuart, jarrah usually in open well lit areas such as parks, shopping centre 
carparks, train station carparks. The few on Rottnest were roosting in the 
tuart trees before they were eradicated. I have yet to see RLs roost in Karri 
trees but they havn't got that far south yet...


Mark Blythman
Animal Science Program | Science and Conservation Division | Department of 
Parks and Wildlife
ph (08) 9405 5181 

-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of 
Judith L-A
Sent: Friday, 3 July 2015 2:43 PM
Subject: roost-tree species? Rainbow Lorikeets

In HANZAB I can't locate species names for lorikeet roost trees. All Rainbows I 
see go for well-lit roadside pines in the evenings. Do they roost in other tree 
types? Has this changed?

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