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5 Budgerigar at Namadgi National Park

Melopsittacus undulatus at Namadgi National Park - 23 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Melopsittacus undulatus 23 Dec 2020 Liam.m
Melopsittacus undulatus 23 Dec 2020 Sherwood

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Significant sighting

natureguy noted:
26 Dec 2020

These birds appear to be wild Budgies, judging from more than one wild-plumaged bird and the wary behaviour of the birds. There seems to be an influx to the area at the moment. This is a rare occurrence as Budgies are typically found further inland and most Budgies recorded locally are escapees. COG says that "The possibility of seeing wild Budgerigars in Canberra is remote, and then only in a year of extreme drought, when they might seek refuge here from harsh inland conditions." It seems interesting that the birds are here this year when there is so much rain, maybe they are dispersing widely because of the large availability of food. There are records of wild Budgies in the ACT region but it is a very rare occurrence.

Author's notes

a pair feeding around Webbs dam

2 comments

Liam.m wrote:
   23 Dec 2020
Did they display wild behaviour. Were they timid or tame?
Sherwood wrote:
   23 Dec 2020
extremely timid. really hard to get a photo

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Argiolestidae (family) (Flatwings) at Namadgi National Park - 2 Mar 2019 by rawshorty

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 23 Dec 2020 09:50 AM Recorded on
  • Sherwood Recorded by
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