Electus Parrots

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Subject: Electus Parrots
From: "Nothrop" <>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 21:32:35 +1000
A friend who lives in the suburb of McGregor called by today and casually mentioned that about 3 weeks ago she awoke to find a dozen male and female Electus Parrots feeding on a Hakea at her front door.  She is not a birdo but well knows King Parrots, rosella's etc and she identified the Electus from "a bird book".  I was in total disbelief of course but she went on to say they were reported in the Canberra Times the next day. 
To save our friendship, can anyone confirm the validity of the story and if so where did the Electus come from?
On the subject of doubt, after many hours over a few days wandering among casuarinas on Mt Majura, I was about to reach the conclusion that these reports of Glossy Black Cockatoos were an elaborate hoax.  But today I met the attached pair on the south face towards Mt Ainslie.  They DO exist but they really are a needle in a haystack.
Lindsay Nothrop


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