Unusual (?) Rosella / Parrot in Royal Natinal Park Sydney

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Subject: Unusual (?) Rosella / Parrot in Royal Natinal Park Sydney
From: "Chris Shinton" <>
Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2002 15:40:20 +1000
Hi Ausers

I saw a Rosella / Parrot in RNP today that has me beat for ID.
The bird was bit smaller than an Eastern Rosella, predominantly yellow / green 
head, nape and belly,
with blue edge on folded wing, tail long and blue, pale orange band above cere, 
two diffused orange
spots on either side of belly, just in front of the thighs and a prominent red 
band across the lower
back / rump (like a Red-rumped Parrot - which it certainly wasn't).

I've checked all of my field guides for adult and juvenile birds - can't see 
anything even close.

Any ideas?

Chris Shinton

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