Yellow Parrot

To: Glen Crothers <>
Subject: Yellow Parrot
From: Mike Owen <>
Date: 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.


Mike Owen

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