Orange Bellied Parrot x 24 Released at Melaleuca

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Re: Orange Bellied Parrot x 24 Released at Melaleuca

Postby Overlandman » Sat 03 Nov, 2018 10:02 am

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Re: Orange Bellied Parrot x 24 Released at Melaleuca

Postby Overlandman » Tue 30 Apr, 2019 3:07 pm

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Re: Orange Bellied Parrot x 24 Released at Melaleuca

Postby icefest » Tue 30 Apr, 2019 3:26 pm

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Re: Orange Bellied Parrot x 24 Released at Melaleuca

Postby Overlandman » Thu 14 Nov, 2019 3:21 pm

Update from ABC

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-14/ ... a/11701058

There are fewer than 30 orange-bellied parrots left in the wild in Australia and none of them can afford to be single.
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Re: Orange Bellied Parrot x 24 Released at Melaleuca

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Re: Orange Bellied Parrot x 24 Released at Melaleuca

Postby icefest » Wed 29 Dec, 2021 8:40 pm

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Re: Orange Bellied Parrot x 24 Released at Melaleuca

Postby ofuros » Thu 30 Dec, 2021 11:19 am

Now, that is good news... 8)
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Re: Orange Bellied Parrot x 24 Released at Melaleuca

Postby wildwanderer » Fri 31 Dec, 2021 6:26 am

:) good to hear.
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Re: Orange Bellied Parrot x 24 Released at Melaleuca

Postby Overlandman » Sun 30 Jan, 2022 8:53 pm

Story about Wildcare volunteer’s
From ABC

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-29/ ... /100781954
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Re: Orange Bellied Parrot x 24 Released at Melaleuca

Postby Overlandman » Wed 20 Dec, 2023 8:57 pm

ABC Update

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-12-20/ ... /103249926

It is a species so endangered that just five years ago only 20 birds returned from the species' annual migration.

But 81 orange-bellied parrots have returned to Melaleuca in Tasmania's remote south-west from the mainland to breed, the largest number seen in 15 years.
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Re: Orange Bellied Parrot x 24 Released at Melaleuca

Postby Letstryagain » Thu 21 Dec, 2023 7:21 pm

Remarkable result.
Hopefully the numbers keep trending upwards over the next few years.
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Re: Orange Bellied Parrot x 24 Released at Melaleuca

Postby johnw » Thu 21 Dec, 2023 7:36 pm

So nice to read a good news story for a change. Let's hope their numbers continue to increase until there is a permanently self-sustaining population.
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Re: Orange Bellied Parrot x 24 Released at Melaleuca

Postby north-north-west » Fri 22 Dec, 2023 7:50 am

The big thing has been the treatment of the local vegetation. Give it the right burning regimen and there will be plenty of natural food for the birds, which increases chances of successful breeding.
Fingers crossed for another good year.
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