Mystery parrot [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

To: "Suzanne Edgar" <>, "'Whitworth, Benjamin - BRS'" <>, "'Paul Fennell'" <>, "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Subject: Mystery parrot [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
From: "David Rosalky" <>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 14:28:47 +1000
I nearly made the dreadful mistake of questioning the wisdom of those who had demonstrated their knowledge and IDed Paul's parrot as an "Alexandrine parrot".  The subject parrot clearly lacks the characteristics that I had noted about a beautiful parrot I was watching a few years ago from a hotel room in Jakarta, and which I IDed from Joe Forshaw's Parrots of the World.  I thought this was the species referred to.
Apparently, I now discover, Psitticula alexandri is not an Alexandrine Parrot, but a Moutached Parakeet.  The Alexandrine Parrakeet is Psitticula eupatria and is from the Indian Sub-continent, not Indonesia.  Common names remain a confusing mystery to me.
One lives and learns.
David Rosalky
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