Sheer Elegance

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Woko
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Sheer Elegance

For some years we've been visited in spring & early summer by small numbers of Elegant Parrots, including a few juveniles, here on the s.e. slopes of the Mt Lofty Ranges. Last spring & early summer we had a couple of sightings of Elegant Parrots but interestingly we've had several sightings in autumn, including of a pair (one with an orange belly smudge) perched high in a dead Eucalyptus. Climate change? Habitat change? (Ours is still developing, neighbours' revegetation is much younger than ours). A combination of all the aforementioned? Normal random behaviour?

Lightuningbird
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Maby there expanding there range fore some reason. Iv noticed that major Mitchlle’s cockatoos (pink cockatoos) are expanding their range, this my be dew to the work to save the endangered bird. I have some pine trees ready to plant, just in case they come my way.

Ill begin to make nesting boxes, two, as the trees will take time to grow.

Woko
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Are they local species of pine trees, Lightuningbird?

What would be your nest box design be for Major Mitchell Cockatoos?

Lightuningbird
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Yes they are local pine trees, I collected a few seeds of the trees growing wildly out on my grandparents farm. I made shaw they were local ones, of corse. I then did some research on how to grow them.

as fore the nest boxes, somthing large, like that of a macaws nest box. Large and rectangular. I’ll do some research into this, two.

Woko
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Good work, Lightuningbird. We don't want more feral pines taking space which could be occupied by indigenous vegetation.

Lightuningbird
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I allwas, I try my beast to look after the environment.

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