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Polytelis swainsonii

Superb Parrot at Kurnell, NSW

Polytelis swainsonii at Kurnell, NSW - 28 Aug 2023
Polytelis swainsonii at Kurnell, NSW - 28 Aug 2023
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Identification history

Polytelis swainsonii 29 Aug 2023 MatthewFrawley
Unidentified 29 Aug 2023 RobParnell

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User's notes

The bird allowed us to approach quite closely, suggesting it is an aviary escape. It stayed feeding on the ground for a good half hour. I'm used to seeing Superb Parrots in Canberra and around Harden-Murrumburrah. I don't think Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander would have seen one of these in 1770.

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   29 Aug 2023
Interesting find and agree with your suggestion it is an escapee.

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Species information

  • Polytelis swainsonii Scientific name
  • Superb Parrot Common name
  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 28 Aug 2023 03:51 PM Recorded on
  • RobParnell Recorded by

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