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ParrotPolytelis swainsonii  

Superb Parrot at Kambah, ACT

Polytelis swainsonii at Kambah, ACT - 18 Aug 2017

Identification history

Parrot Polytelis swainsonii 18 Aug 2017 RyuCallawayMultiple Significant Sightings - RyuCallaway has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - RyuCallaway has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - RyuCallaway joined us in 2014!
Parrot Polytelis swainsonii 18 Aug 2017 MatthewFrawleyMultiple Significant Sightings - MatthewFrawley has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - MatthewFrawley has reported over 500 sightings!

Significant sighting

20 Aug 2017

Thanks Mathew - I wonder whether they may start breeding in southern Canberra - given what seems to be an increasing number of sightings of Superb parrots in the Tuggeranong area.

Author's notes

Male and female

2 comments

   19 Aug 2017
This must be the first Superbs of the year. Non at Murrumbateman yet! Beautiful
   22 Aug 2017
Small numbers do seem to have overwintered in Canberra this year. Southside sightings of small groups seem to be becoming regular - but I'm still yet to see any in Fadden although it has been reported either side and even in Fadden now.

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.069395-35.394537
  • Locations Kambah, ACT

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • MatthewFrawley Recorded by
  • 18 Aug 2017 Recorded on
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