Local Sightings

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Subject: Local Sightings
From: Julie Clark <>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2017 02:14:52 +0000
Hi All,

Several unusual sightings in Gungahlin in the past week ....

Firstly a Cockatiel ... escapee I'm sure I heard calling and then spotted at Mulligan's a week ago and then possibly the same bird did a couple of circuits in Amaroo three days ago.

Two afternoons ago two lorikeets visited our bird bath and feeder. We have had a pair of rainbows visiting fairly frequently but these two birds were interesting .... one I think was a rainbow/scaly-breasted (has a leg band) and the other looks to me (for what that's worth!!) as a rainbow/scaly-breasted/musk. I think they are possibly escapees from Gold Creek Aviary or other locally bred domestic escapees.

I'd be interested in advice as to whether my assumption regarding the mix is correct and information as to whether these particular mixes are likely to occur in the wild very often. I would think the Rainbow/Scaly-breasted would be possible but not too sure about the other....

Advice/information/correction of my assumptions would all be appreciated.

Photos of the birds on Flickr ..


Julie Clark
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