Hobart - Eastern rosellas?

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Subject: Hobart - Eastern rosellas?
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2006 20:00:48 +1100
I spent today wandering around some parks in Hobart - my first birding 
expedition. I took plenty of notes, but sure enough I can't find precise 
matches in Simpson and Day for most of what I saw.

My notes for the parrots (Queens Domain) match the eastern rosella, except for 
a yellow ring around the back (only) of their necks. Is that a local variation? 
Not sure if they all had it. I only examined one carefully.

Also, what do you call the pattern on their backs? I just wrote "checked", but 
it's really black feathers with yellow fringes. Does it have a proper name? 
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