the alexandrine we had here Garran coupla yrs ago
Whitworth, Benjamin - BRS [
Sent: Tuesday, 6 April 2010 12:40
To: Paul Fennell; Canberra Birds
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds]
Mystery parrot [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
Im Thinking Alexandrine parrot by your description
Too big to be an Indian ringneck and the beak
doesn’t look big enough.
Yeah I know the house. Not the owners.
Paul Fennell [
Sent: Tuesday, 6 April 2010 12:32
To: 'Canberra Birds'
Subject: [canberrabirds] Mystery
bird has been hanging about most of yesterday and this morning, calling –
a bit like a shortened call of a Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo - wheeaar!
about the atrocious shot! Auto focus on anything but the target.
first thought it was an Eclectus, but you can see the tail is almost as long as
the body. Large reddish orange bill, Yellowish ring around the eye.
Light green body with darker green wings, with a reddish spot on each wing.
Tail is very long and whitish on the longest bit. Looks a little larger than a
King Parrot. No ring around neck.
It was circling around
the neighbourhood, and appears lost. I suspect it might have escaped from
an aviary on Mackinolty
do we think?
25 Pickles St
Scullin ACT 2614
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