Re: More on pale-headed rosellas in the Warrumbungles

Subject: Re: More on pale-headed rosellas in the Warrumbungles
From: Bill Venables <>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 1995 12:10:51 +0930
>>>>> "Rhonda" == RMN  <> writes:

Rhonda> "My husband is a ranger with Coonabarabran District NPWS
Rhonda> and advises me that the Pale Heads were not released but
Rhonda> escaped.  We have a small property about 8 km from the
Rhonda> eastern Park boundary and have seen a Pale Head with an
Rhonda> Eastern Rosella mate, and have seen their progeny.

Rhonda> Rhonda Martin"

Curiously in Adelaide last year (in a tree on Frome Road right in
the city, actually) there was a well observed pairing of an
Eastern with an Adelaide rosella.  There were offspring, but
noone knows if they were fertile or not.

This strikes me as even more interesting.  Pale heads and
Easterns both have white cheek patches, but Adeladide rosellas
have blue.


William Venables, Department of Statistics,  Tel.: +61 8 303 3026
The University of Adelaide,                  Fax.: +61 8 303 3696
South AUSTRALIA.     5005.   Email: 

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