Re: Rosy Starling

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Subject: Re: Rosy Starling
From: "John Harris" <>
Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2004 08:59:49 +1000
Further to my last little say about vagrants, it would be reasonable to suspect 
aviary escapee if it was found in an urban park in some built up area but not 
in a 
more "remote" place.

There have been several occasions reported on birding-aus of lovebirds, indian 
ringneck parrots, etc turning up in suburbia.  I have seen a cockatiel in 
Doncaster (vic) and been responsible for releasing a Northern Rosella into the 
wild in 
Ballarat many years ago, much to my parents disgust, when I was cleaning out 

But let's all take a look at what the species is, its location and likelihood 
of it being 
kept before we make predictions.  If you are unsure about the occurrence of the 
species in aviculture then don't comment.  It only detracts from what is an 


John Harris
Year 9 & Environmental Coordinator
Donvale Christian College
03 9844 2471

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