Glen Crothers <>
Mike Owen <>
Thu, 26 Dec 2002 21:22:58 +1000
Glen Crothers wrote:
> There is a yellow parrot (escape) flying around Joseph Street Box Hill
> North. It looks the same as a Rainbow Lorikeet , but is yellow all over
> (similar to a lutino budgie) and has a red beak. It has a different call
> to a lorikeet.
Sounds like the Lutino (yellow) colour mutation of the Indian Ringneck,
Psittacula krameri manillensis. Mature males, 2 years or older, have a
pink ring around the neck. Escaped Ringnecks rarely survive more than a
few days unless they find a receptive home to fly into. The yellow
variety in particular stands out like a sore thumb to any raptor, and
being through many generations of being captive bred has little concept
of dangers in the wild.
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