ParrotPolytelis swainsonii   

1 Superb Parrot at Hawker, ACT

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Polytelis swainsonii at Hawker, ACT - 7 Oct 2017
Polytelis swainsonii at Hawker, ACT - 7 Oct 2017
Polytelis swainsonii at Hawker, ACT - 7 Oct 2017

Identification history

Parrot Polytelis swainsonii 15 Nov 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 14 Nov 2017 Alison MiltonMultiple Significant Sightings - Alison Milton has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - Alison Milton has reported over 500 sightings!

Author's notes

At least nine. They seemed to be coming in to roost for the night.

3 comments

   20 Nov 2017
At this time of year Elms in are a favoured food of Superb parrots feeding young in Goorooyaroo Nature Reserve - a good species to plant if you want Superb's in your garden
MikeMultiple Significant Sightings - Mike has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - Mike has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - Mike joined us in 2014! wrote:
   20 Nov 2017
So should I leave the elms in Isaacs Ridge and Mount Mugga Mugga Nature Reserves?
   21 Nov 2017
Mike at the moment Superb Parrots are rarely using Woden, but they were rare across the whole ACT prior to 2005. I think their use in gardens should be encouraged, but would remove them from a reserve, even though spread is pretty slow

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.036760-35.242053
  • Altitude 523.5m
  • Locations Hawker, ACT

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • Alison Milton Recorded by
  • 7 Oct 2017 Recorded on
  • Website Reported via
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