Hybrid Crimson x Eastern Rosella

To: Philip Veerman <>, 'canberrabirds chatline' <>
Subject: Hybrid Crimson x Eastern Rosella
From: Con Boekel <>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 02:13:40 +0000
Hi Philip

Ryu also questioned why it could not be a wildling, having had relevant
experience with Crimson x Eastern hybrids.

I am happy to go with Ryu's and your views.



On 11/20/2019 1:11 PM, Philip Veerman wrote:
> 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.
> Philip
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Con Boekel 
> Sent: Wednesday, 20 November, 2019 11:22 AM
> To: canberrabirds chatline
> Subject: [canberrabirds] 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.
> regards
> Con

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