Re: Caged escapee, strange juvenile or rarity

To: "martin butterfield" <>, "canberrabirds" <>, <>, "Malcolm Fyfe" <>
Subject: Re: Caged escapee, strange juvenile or rarity
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2005 14:56:59 +1100
Hi Jean,
Good photos. It is a Yellow-crowned Parrakeet Cyanoramphus auriceps from New Zealand. No doubt an escaped pet. Probably worth a fair bit ($). I would say put it on your GBS chart just like any other bird, if it is in the area. Send in a rarities form with the photos to COG. Of course it won't have a number assigned to it but that is not the observer's problem. I would also (and if you can it may be useful) go around the neighbourhood listening and looking for aviaries (unless you already know of them) and if a likely site is found, go and ask if they have lost it. If it got out on the day you saw it and only survived a day then it isn't of great importance but if it is surviving any longer then I'd say it is worth the record. Things like that should be recorded and as you can see from the discussion about this issue on page 47 of my "Canberra Birds: A Report on the first 21 years of the Garden Bird Survey", the rate at which escaped birds are recorded in the area is instructive to monitor. (That book sure seems to have covered just about everything.)
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From: martin butterfield <>
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Date: Sunday, 2 January 2005 8:31
Subject: [canberrabirds] Fw: Re: Caged escapee, strange juvenile or rarity

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