Budgies in the SW of WA?
Jonny Schoenjahn <>
Wed, 6 Jan 2016 10:55:10 +0000
Budgies in the SW of WA – not the most pressing issue, I admit.
I agree with Frank that Purple-crowned Lorikeets are a possibility in the SW of
WA, but I don’t think that one would easily confuse these “short-tailed,
screaming bullets” with budgies. More likely to be confused with budgies in
flight are, in my eyes, Elegant Parrots. Each summer I spend some time at
Yallingup/Dunsborough, and I have seen small flocks of Elegant Parrots in that
area during summer at various occasions. I wouldn’t put my money on Rock
Parrot, although this species occurs in that area.
All this said, all of them have wings.
Happy New year to all!
On 6 Jan 2016, at 1:55 pm, Frank O'Connor <> wrote:
The most likely alternative are Purple-crowned Lorikeets that fly as a close
flock. Budgerigars are irregular visitors to the SW. We had one on the
Twitchathon in December 2013. That year there were quite a few down to the
Great Eastern Highway and further south, but still well east of Perth. When
they do visit the south west, they are usually reported in many places, as
happened that year. In 2015 there were very few reports south of Cue. We had
one on the campout at Charles Darwin Reserve (NE of Wubin which is well NE of
Perth) in early June.
Frank O'Connor Birding WA http://birdingwa.iinet.net.au
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