Mysterious parrot

To: "'Kim Sterelny'" <>, "'Chris Melrose'" <>, "'Birding Aus'" <>
Subject: Mysterious parrot
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 21:47:13 +1100

It is a quite ordinary male Turquoise Parrot. Question is, it is a wild bird or an escaped pet? They are a regular aviary bird, yet at the location reported is about on the northern edge of distribution.





From: Birding-Aus [ On Behalf Of Kim Sterelny
Sent: Monday, 29 March, 2021 9:04 PM
To: Chris Melrose; Birding Aus
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Mysterious parrot


surely some weird variety or colour morph of a budgie?? though I confess I am very very far from being an expert



Kim Sterelny, School of Philosophy, Research School of the Social Sciences, Australian National University, Acton, 0200, ACT, Australia





From: Birding-Aus <> on behalf of Chris Melrose <>
Sent: Monday, 29 March 2021 6:32 PM
To: Birding Aus <>
Subject: [Birding-Aus] Mysterious parrot


I’ll try again.
Any idea of the ID of this bird?
Mooloolah Valley Qld


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