Unknown Parrot

To: "Andrew Hobbs" <>, "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: Unknown Parrot
From: "michael norris" <>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 23:01:24 +1100
Hi Andrew

It's a Ring-necked Parakeet (male I think) originating in India to East Africa and a common cage bird.

I and the WA Government consider the species a theat - many thousands have been seen on one field in the UK since they got away there. WA's alert sheet is at:

They give a phone number - 1800  084 881 - where you can report it.

One is OK - but that is potential half of a breeding pair. They have not really got away in Australia yet - but we have to return them to sympathetic vets etc. as soon as possibe. If they get away it could be devastating to hole-nesting birds.

Michael Norris

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