Hybrid Parrot

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Subject: Hybrid Parrot
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2018 08:17:53 +0000

Interesting one. Quite different from the usual Crimson x Eastern Rosella hybrid. They usually have pale blue cheeks and the blue parts of wing and tail fairly like a Crimson Rosella with the underparts like an Eastern Rosella and the back a mottled in between. There are several photos of typical ones that have come forward before. Though I agree it is hard to imagine what else this one could be, a hybrid that is even stranger than usual. The tail is all over the place, colour wise. Should preserve that photo in our website as a whatever.




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Sent: Wednesday, 5 September, 2018 3:51 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Hybris Parrot


Came across this unusually coloured bird at the AIS this morning.  I assume it is a hybrid, probably Crimson x Eastern Rosella.  Any thoughts?




Lindsay Hansch



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