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Major Mitchell’s cockatoo spotted.

By Kalfour - 21 December 2011 7

Has anyone in Canberra lost a Major Mitchell’s cockatoo?

I’ve just spotted one on the western side of Northbourne Ave in Lyneham.

It’s near the pedestrian lights between Dickson and Lyneham. I’m pretty sure it’s a juvenile. They’re not native to the area, so it’s probably an escapee.

What’s Your opinion?


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Major Mitchell’s cockatoo spotted.
MERC600 2:22 pm 22 Dec 11

#6
Gingera
9:04 pm, 21 Dec 11
MERC600 said :

I don’t think they are too scarce. Well not out here in the boonies. Get about 40 odd occasionally sitting on the leccy wire in the backyard.

sure their not galahs’s?? – major mitchells generally don’t come within about 600km’s of the ACT

Ah you are correct. Have just looked them up on the web. What drink out of my old roasting tray in the back yard are not Majours but gallahs. Thank you.

Gingera 9:04 pm 21 Dec 11

MERC600 said :

I don’t think they are too scarce. Well not out here in the boonies. Get about 40 odd occasionally sitting on the leccy wire in the backyard.

sure their not galahs’s?? – major mitchells generally don’t come within about 600km’s of the ACT

poetix 8:12 pm 21 Dec 11

fabforty said :

I’ve never seen one of those but there is a flock of yellow-tailed cockatoos that get around EPIC. Haven’t seen them for a while, though.

Black cockatoos are the best, but they’re just too big for suburbia, I think.

fabforty 5:55 pm 21 Dec 11

I’ve never seen one of those but there is a flock of yellow-tailed cockatoos that get around EPIC. Haven’t seen them for a while, though.

MERC600 3:52 pm 21 Dec 11

I don’t think they are too scarce. Well not out here in the boonies. Get about 40 odd occasionally sitting on the leccy wire in the backyard.

fnaah 11:19 am 21 Dec 11
fnaah 11:18 am 21 Dec 11

I thought we had a native population of those? Wasn’t there a flock of them in Weston Park?

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