Widely distributed and familiar parrot, common over much of south-eastern Australia
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The Red-rumped Parrot is widely distributed oover the south eastern corner of the Australian mainland, and has adapted very well to the opportunities that suburbs have afforded the species.
It can commonly be seen feeding in the open spaces of parks, playing fields, road verges, median strips and naturestrips.
The species is equally at home in woodlands, as long as open spaces are available for feeding.
Watch the conversation between Robert and Grant
Links for projects mentioned in the show and some other great Citizen Science Projects;
Rob has completed his thesis researching the impacts of habitat factors on hollow dependant urban birds in Melbourne. The Rumpuary citizen science surveys comprised part of his studies. Rob expects to be graduating at the end of 2022.
Master of Environment student and prospective ecologist.
University of Melbourne
Bird Call credit in the podcast recording - Marc Anderson, XC692681. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/692681.