Peach-faced Lovebirds Agapornis roseicollis

To: Trevor Hampel <>
Subject: Peach-faced Lovebirds Agapornis roseicollis
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 20:32:38 +1100
Hi Trevor

Agapornis roseicollis are well known to be good at escaping
from cages. One lasted at Ricketts Point for two months
despite the presence of lorikeets, mynas...

I haven't heard of them breeding in the wild in Australia
but Redstart's checklists at
says they are considered to have formed a feral population
around Phoenix, Arizona, USA

I say you should take a precautionary approach - look at
what the Barbary Dove population has done in Alice Springs. 
Perhaps someone would like to trap rather than shoot them:
says they cost from $25 - $200 each.

Michael Norris

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