Australian Ringneck

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Subject: Australian Ringneck
From: Jack & Andrea Holland <>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:12:03 +0000
While I was doing the 3 monthly woodland survey at Mulligan’s Flat on Sunday I heard a clear but unusual call which I thought might have been a Pied Butcherbird, but it turned out to be an Australian Ringneck sitting out well, but unfortunately a bit into the sun, before it flew off over me after about 30 seconds.
It was a largish parrot that was dark green above/lighter green under, with a black head and a yellow collar at the back of this, so it was either the Port Lincoln or Twenty-eight sub species.  Since their distribution comes nowhere near to Canberra it was clearly an aviary escapee, though it flew very well.
Has anyone else seen this bird?  I saw it close to the two dams only a couple of hundred meters from the shearing shed.
Jack Holland
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