Strange escapee

To: Alan Cowan <>, Canberra Birds <>
Subject: Strange escapee
From: "calyptorhynchus ." <>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2020 06:08:18 +0000
I saw it in that exact area about a month ago. It's an escapee Cockatiel with a lot of white on it. When I saw it it was feeding with Galahs.


John Leonard

On Wed, 13 May 2020 at 16:04, Alan Cowan <> wrote:

Has anyone else seen this escapee?
Location corner of Hopetoun Dr and Alexandrina Dr Yarralumla. I have seen it for two days. It calls loudly and continuously in flight with a simple repeated high-pitch "distressed" call. It flies very fast and moves restlessly from tree to tree. In general jizz it is a smallish parrot, perhaps a cockatiel, but the wings appear all-white while the back is grey or light brown. The tail was not noticeably long. I assume it is an escapee.
I did not have binoculars on me.

Any other observations?

Alan Cowan

John Leonard

‘There is kinship between people and all animals. Such is the Law.’ Kimberley lawmen (from Yorro Yorro)

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