FW: Fwd: A new bird

To: 'Luiz Ribeiro' <>
Subject: FW: Fwd: A new bird
From: Steve Holliday <>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2022 01:33:08 +0000
Hi Luiz

Your bird is appears to be a Monk Parakeet. It is an escaped pet as in the wild 
these are green and grey with a bit of blue in the wing. The blue form shown in 
your photos is a captive bred mutation. Not sure how widely kept they are in 
Australia. See



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From: Canberrabirds <> On 
Behalf Of Alison Mackerras
Sent: Sunday, 13 November 2022 12:21 PM
Subject: Fwd: A new bird


If you can help Lou with an ID please reply to him. However, others may also be 
curious to know the answer.


Alison Mackerras

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Subject: A new bird
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2022 17:39:10 +1100
From: Luiz Ribeiro <>


I live in Nicholls and I saw a bird today, first time in 25 years, and can't 
find it in my Birds of the ACT book. Perhaps it's an escaped pet?

I thought I could email you and ask about it and I have attached a couple of 
photos if that's OK.
Thanks and regards

Lou Ribeiro


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