Possible Musk Lorikeets in Watson

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Subject: Possible Musk Lorikeets in Watson
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 17:14:43 +1100
I did not see what these others did see and so am not going to comment on what it would or would not be, but I just add the suggestion that observers consider the possibility of escaped lovebirds of various species. These are common pets and do escape or get released and so they do occur in the urban areas. Those that are in the (usual) mostly green plumage are quite lorikeet-like in appearance and could easily be mistaken in a quick view. So just because they are not in our field guides does not mean it is not a possibility to be eliminated from the list in quick observation situations. 
-----Original Message-----   From: Dow, Coral (DPS) [ Sent: Friday, 1 January 2010 1:13 PM
To: Kathy and John (home); Canberra Birds   Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Possible Musk Lorikeets in Watson

A Lorikeet the size and shape of a musk flew over my house in Ainslie this morning heading north and one heard twice yesterday. I am not used to hearing just one but I am sure it wasn't a Little

From: Kathy and John (home) [   Sent: Thu 31/12/2009 7:45 PM   To: 'Canberra Birds'
Subject: [canberrabirds] Possible Musk Lorikeets in Watson

We have just had some possible Musk Lorikeets fly over. They flew fast over
the house and disappeared over Justice Hope Park. We didn't see them, only
heard them, so we are not sure. Having listen to a recording of their call
we think they are more likely than Littles. Has anyone else seen any in the

Kathy and John

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