Strange parrot

To: "'Dennis Ayliffe'" <>, "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Subject: Strange parrot
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 17:21:07 +1000
Hi Dennis,
Various options: if It was too big to be a red rump then that makes turquoise very unlikely, as they are much smaller than a red rump. If it doesn't fit the usual natives, then my usual answer to a question like this is consider an exotic, in particular the Rose-ringed Parakeet (also called Indian Ringneck Parrot). That is a common aviary bird and a regular on the escapers list. They may be all or mostly yellow, or green. They are sort of close in size and shape to a Superb Parrot.
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From: Dennis Ayliffe [
Sent: Tuesday, 24 July 2012 4:48 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Strange parrot

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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