New bird

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Subject: New bird
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 28 May 2013 10:52:37 +1000
Yes that enquiry comes in several times a year (around Australia). Just in
my big tree in my yard, I have had two separate records (different birds on
different years, one pair together as I recall of the usual green type and
one all yellow one) and I saw one green one on Mt Taylor about 2-4 years
ago. At quick looks green ones could be mistaken for Superb Parrots (but are
much stockier with different colours on the head). It helps a lot to
increase the brightness on the photo Bruce sent in, to see that it is green.

There is an email chat group called "Feral Naturalised Parrots" (or
something like that) which I think is based in the USA, that tracks these
phenomena. There are many other species of parrots (surprisingly mostly
South American) as well as this one (from Asia) that are now common as
ferals in several cities in the USA and elsewhere.


-----Original Message-----
From: Con Boekel 
Sent: Tuesday, 28 May 2013 8:29 AM
Subject: New bird

Mark, Bruce
They are adept colonizers. I have seen them in Amsterdam, Paris and
Manila. Anything that can establish itself in Manila is one tough bird

On 28/05/2013 7:03 AM, Mark Clayton wrote:
> Good morning Bruce,
> It's a Rose-ringed Parrot aka Indian Ringneck or Ring-necked Parrot.
> They are reasonably common in captivity but the population is ever so
> slowly being built up by aviary escapees. It has the potential to
> become a serious pest in Australia if it becomes established.
> Cheers,
> Mark
> -----Original Message-----
> From:  
> Sent: Monday, 27 May 2013 11:23 PM
> To: chat line
> Subject: [canberrabirds] New bird
> Hi All,
> Sent to me by a friend in Sydney.
> ID anyone?
> Cheers,
> Bruce.

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