This species is difficult to assess. Escapees no doubt occur, but there are also wild birds and occasionally breeding. These should be regarded as rare visitors. It appears that a permanent local population has not yet been established.

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus
Rare non-breeding vagrant. Some birds are probably escapees.

Musk Lorikeet

Glossopsitta concinna

Little Lorikeet

Glossopsitta pusilla
Rare non-breeding visitor to our area.
Common breeding resident, but mostly an altitudinal migrant. Many cool weather records from the older urban areas, chiefly south of Lake Burley Griffin.

Superb Parrot

Polytelis swainsonii
Rare visitor. Breeding has been recorded in earlier days.
Common breeding resident in all grassland areas of the ACT.

Swift Parrot

Lathamus discolor
Rare migrant visitor to the ACT, with sightings decreasing in recent years.
Common breeding resident the tablelands particularly. Preservation of old trees is critical for this species.


Melopsittacus undulatus
There are valid records of wild birds here, but the Budgerigar is rare in the ACT. Such a nomadic species could occur here again.

Blue-winged Parrot

Neophema chrysostoma
Rare vagrant in our area.