Turquoise Parrot at Jerra Wetlands

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Subject: Turquoise Parrot at Jerra Wetlands
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 18:26:44 +1000
I'd think on balance of probabilities, a member of this species, at that location is likely to be an escaped bird. But we don't know, during drought they could turn up here. I wouldn't doubt Joe Forshaw's parrot expertise but I'm curious what it is in those pictures that makes it "evident from the pics that the Turquoise Parrot is an escapee, being a 'dilute mutation'." To me, the top photo is small but quite a good picture and looks pretty normal (like Cooper's picture in Joe Forshaw's book and the bird no 11 in HANZAB plate 26). The other two photos are so dark, it is hard to see how they could be a dilute version of anything.
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