Saturday's Canberra Times

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: Saturday's Canberra Times
From: John Brannan <>
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 11:58:30 +1100

You need to sharpen your quill once more, I fear. Today's CT (Times2, p.4-5) covers the same story in more detail and includes the following fascinating snippet: "One bird, the Swiss parrot, is actually now threatened" (p.4, col. 2). (I think they're referring to the Swift Parrot.)

John Brannan
I sent this message to the CT, via their website just now.
You had a pleasing front page article (CT 5/11/2005) about the finding of antique and very nice paintings by First Fleet artist George Raper. Unfortunately you got the wrong caption on "Regal: A king parrot...". The bird in the picture is a female Glossy Black-Cockatoo. The King-Parrot is a quite different looking red and green bird and a common Canberra resident.
Philip Veerman

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