Large corella cull

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Fashion -

MORE THAN 650 corel­las have been culled in the west­ern sub­urbs, the Town of Clare­mont re­vealed last month in re­sponse to ques­tions raised by con­cerned res­i­dents.

In an­swers pre­pared for res­i­dent Kevin Mait­land, who ad­vised coun­cil last month the birds were cre­at­ing health haz­ards and tor­ment­ing res­i­dents at night, the Town said corel­las were culled at two sites in the west­ern sub­urbs and two other sites in the metropoli­tan area in the past 12 months.

The coun­cil did not re­veal the two sites where the culling took place “to avoid prob­lems with com­mu­nity con­flict”.

The lo­ca­tions were se­lected based on pop­u­la­tion dis­tri­bu­tion iden­ti­fied by bird counts, re­ports of prob­lems, and abil­ity to find suit­able sites nearby.

Town of­fi­cers said large trees be­com­ing a roost­ing site had made it dif­fi­cult to deal with corella ex­cre­ment on pave­ments, be­cause the daily drop­pings meant the fae­ces did not dry and be­come eas­ier to re­move.

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