Electus Parrots

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Subject: Electus Parrots
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Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 09:42:54 +1000

Good morning Lindsay,


I can’t comment on the identity of the Eclectus Parrots in Macgregor but assume the reference to the Canberra Times’ (and other newspapers) stories on Eclectus Parrots were referring to the work of Robert Heinsohn and his discoveries on the species on Cape York Peninsula as it was reported about then. I have no idea as to how many Eclectus Parrots are held in captivity locally but for someone to loose a dozen sounds a bit out of left field. I would assume that the birds are worth quite a few dollars and I am sure there would have been advertisments all over the place asking for information that would help get them back. I do know of a pair that was kept at Holt but the owners moved to NSW about 6 months ago and took the birds with them.


Did your friend only identify male birds (mainly green with a bit of red) or females as well (strikingly red and dark blue)? I think King Parrots are still your best answer.


Hope this is of some use,



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