Visitor - ID help please

To: "'Philip Veerman'" <>, <>
Subject: Visitor - ID help please
From: "John Bundock" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:34:29 +1100

I thought it was probably a female from its even green colour and faint neck ring. I’m happy to be corrected.


John Bundock


From: Philip Veerman [
Sent: Tuesday, 18 February 2014 10:14 PM
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Visitor - ID help please


Yes Indian ringneck parakeet, which is of course an alternate name for Rose-ringed Parakeet and we get this enquiry probably about once a year. This one is normal plumage, Some are mostly white, blue or yellow. They are not necessarily all fresh releasees / escapers, some may be living out there for a long time. Has Taylor included it in his new edition Field Guide?


I wonder at how this one is decided to be a female.




-----Original Message-----
From: John Bundock [
Sent: Tuesday, 18 February 2014 9:59 PM
To: 'Robin Hide'; 'Canberra Birds'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Visitor - ID help please

Female Indian ringneck parakeet.


From: Robin Hide [
Sent: Tuesday, 18 February 2014 7:04 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Visitor - ID help please


This bird appeared in our garden half an hour ago- an escapee or ?  Suggestions welcome!


Robin Hide



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