Parrot Identity?

Subject: Parrot Identity?
From: Andrew Hobbs <>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 14:33:04 +0800

While staying at Stirling Range National Park last week I met Margaret Cox from Victoria who asked me about Orange Bellied and Elegant Parrots. She showed me several photographs of a parrot which she had photographed in the Porongurup Ranges (just north of Albany W.A.) She identified it as an Orange Bellied Parrot which would put it well outside its normal range. The field guides suggest that the local Elegant Parrots often have a faint orange belly though I can't say that I have noticed one and all the Elegant Parrots I saw over the next few days didn't appear to have one either.

Photographs of the parrot can be seen at

Can anyone positively identify it. I would appreciate any help and I will let Margaret know the conclusion.


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