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
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.
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