Hybrid Crimson x Eastern Rosella

To: 'Con Boekel' <>, 'canberrabirds chatline' <>
Subject: Hybrid Crimson x Eastern Rosella
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 02:11:24 +0000
I agree with you about the hybrid. I see no reason though to suppose (based on 
plumage - or anything else) that it indicates an aviary bred bird, rather than 
a wildling hybrid. These hybrids happen often enough from wild birds, to not 
evoke captive origin. Not saying it isn't, but (presumably) being a hybrid, 
then being captive bred or not would not change its appearance.

The other thing of interest is these hybrids seem to always associate with 
Crimson Rosellas, rather than Eastern Rosellas. I wonder how that happens and 
if we are missing something here.


-----Original Message-----
From: Con Boekel 
Sent: Wednesday, 20 November, 2019 11:22 AM
To: canberrabirds chatline
Subject: Hybrid Crimson x Eastern Rosella

This image was taken at the ANBG on 19 November 2019. The hybrid was moving in 
company with a single adult Crimson Rosella.

I assume that the plumage indicates an aviary bred bird rather than a wildling 
hybrid. But I am not sure about.



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