Mystery parrot [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

To: "'Whitworth, Benjamin - BRS'" <>, "'Paul Fennell'" <>, "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Subject: Mystery parrot [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
From: "Suzanne Edgar" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 14:19:54 +1000


Looks like the alexandrine we had here Garran coupla yrs ago



From: Whitworth, Benjamin - BRS [
Sent: Tuesday, 6 April 2010 12:40 PM
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.



From: Paul Fennell [
Sent: Tuesday, 6 April 2010 12:32 PM
To: 'Canberra Birds'
Subject: [canberrabirds] Mystery parrot


This 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! Wheeaar! Wheeaaar!


Sorry about the atrocious shot!  Auto focus on anything but the target. 


I 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  Street.


What do we think?








Paul Fennell

25 Pickles St

Scullin ACT 2614


026254 1804



IMPORTANT - This email and any attachments have been issued by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF). The material transmitted is for the use of the intended recipient only and may contain confidential, legally privileged, copyright or personal information. You should not copy, use or disclose it without authorisation from DAFF. It is your responsibility to check any attachments for viruses and defects before opening or forwarding them.

If you are not an intended recipient, please contact the sender of this email at once by return email and then delete both messages. Unintended recipients must not copy, use, disclose, rely on or publish this email or attachments. DAFF is not liable for any loss or damage resulting from unauthorised use or dissemination of, or any reliance on, this email or attachments.

If you have received this e-mail as part of a valid mailing list and no longer want to receive a message such as this one, advise the sender by return e-mail accordingly.

This notice should not be deleted or altered.


No virus found in this incoming message.
Checked by AVG -
Version: 9.0.800 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2793 - Release Date: 04/06/10 04:32:00

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the Canberra Ornithologists Group mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the list contact David McDonald, list manager, phone (02) 6231 8904 or email . If you can not contact David McDonald e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU