Invasive Bird Poll - and real threats

To: michael norris <>
Subject: Invasive Bird Poll - and real threats
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 12:02:55 +1000
On Wed, May 04, 2005 at 11:49:48AM +1000, michael norris wrote:
> There you can see there is a current touching application to import a 
> single pet African Grey Parrot with a statement that the African Grey "has 
> never successfully established a feral population outside of its native 
> range". Comments required by 29 June.
> But if you search the Internet (that great source of truth and nonsense) 
> 3,000 have been caught in the wild in the USA and there is an quoted report 
> from the Sunshine State Cage Bird Society's News Letter reporting 55 
> "Quakers" in the wild.

I'm not sure if Michael is equating African Grey Parrots with Quakers but
its not a good comparison.  Quaker is a common name for Monk Parakeets
which have established many feral populations around the world e.g:
African Grey Parrots have much less pest potential in Australia.


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