"'michael norris'" <>, "'Andrew Hobbs'" <>, "'Birding Aus'" <>
"Cas and Lisa Liber" <>
Tue, 30 Nov 2010 06:51:29 +1100
I think it is the same species that has become naturalised in west London. I
saw a flock at Kew Gardens, then some flying over the M25, and then a couple
in a park in West Ealing. Weird seeing parrots there. So I too would worry
about its durability and adaptability in outcompeting native parrots.
On Behalf Of michael norris
Sent: Monday, 29 November 2010 11:01 PM
To: Andrew Hobbs; Birding Aus
Subject: Unknown Parrot
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
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