To: "Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Cockatiel
From: "storm" <>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 17:37:30 +1100
Colin, I think it's likely the cockatiel you are seeing is an escapee: I
have heard that cockatiels (escapees) can and do survive in areas of western
Sydney where they can hitch on to flocks red rump parrots and the like. That
might also be the case on the central coast?

However, as you say this is a little odd as they are a very small cockatoo.

Rather tangentially, on the subject of corellas, I saw a flock of 20+ in
Victoria Park in Sydney on Sunday. I've not seen them that far east of
centennial park or west of ryde before.


quoting Colin

"For about two weeks now there has been a Cockatiel in the Bolton Point area
near Toronto (not Canada). My first thought was an escapee however it is the
natural colour and has survived for a couple of weeks so it might be a wild

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