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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

Identification history

Parrot Polytelis swainsonii 15 Nov 2017 RyuCallaway
Parrot Polytelis swainsonii 14 Nov 2017 Alison Milton

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
Mike 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

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 7 Oct 2017 4:42 PM Recorded on
  • Alison Milton Recorded by
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