Fwd: A new bird

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: Fwd: A new bird
From: Peter Cranston via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2022 02:09:37 +0000
Blue form monk parrakeet - the more greener native species to temperate S. America can live as high as the snowy Andes. Quite invasive in USA, Europe (Canaries) etc. Potentially problematic if this colonial nester were to get away here.
>> in Florida, United States, removal of the species’ nests from
electricity infrastructure has cost an estimated $1.3–4.7 million over a five-year

period. These nests cause around 1000 power outages per annum in Florida

On Sun, Nov 13, 2022 at 12:38 PM Philip Veerman <> wrote:

The monk parakeet, also known as the Quaker parrot, As in the suggestion of Monk parrot is the same as the suggestion of Quaker parrot.




From: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of Philip Veerman
Sent: Sunday, 13 November, 2022 12:35 PM
To: 'Matthew Fitzgerald'; 'Alison Mackerras';
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] Fwd: A new bird


Sure does. Do an internet search on blue Quaker Parrot. Although I admin my first guess was a blue form of Rose-ringed Parakeet. One of these, an escaped pet.




From: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of Matthew Fitzgerald via Canberrabirds
Sent: Sunday, 13 November, 2022 12:30 PM
To: Alison Mackerras
Cc: Canberra birds
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] Fwd: A new bird


It looks like it could be a Blue Quaker?




On Sun, 13 Nov. 2022, 12:21 Alison Mackerras, <> wrote:


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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