Strange parrot

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Subject: Strange parrot
From: Dennis Ayliffe <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 16:47:51 +1000
A strange parrot flew into a tree in my neighbour's yard this afternoon. I could only get a look from about 50m away and it had moved off by the time I got some binoculars. It was predominantly lemony-yellow on the front and tail and called three times with a three note "pit, pit, pit". It was too big to be a red rump and my references say it might be a female turquoise but that is just a wild guess. Can anyone out there narrow it down a bit more?
Dennis Ayliffe


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