Re: A Romantic Story

Subject: Re: A Romantic Story
From: Stephen Ambrose <>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 16:51:38 +1000 (EST)

Your comment about Hamburg doesn't surprise me. I was in Frankfurt at the
end of last year. Frankfurt Zoo must have the best collection of birds from
around the world, including lots of Australian bird species, and has a very
successful bird breeding program. Additionally, a research team at the
University of Frankfurt is at the forefront of physiological research
involving Australian birds (mostly birds from arid Australia).

I'm not aware of any Australian birds escaping from either of these
institutions to form feral populations, but I suppose it could happen.

Dr Stephen Ambrose
Research Manager
Birds Australia (Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union)
Australian Bird Research Centre
415 Riversdale Road,
Hawthorn East,
VIC   3123.
Tel:    +61 3 9882 2622
Fax:    +61 3 9882 2677
Email:  S.Ambrose <>  (at work)
             <>   (at home)


At 03:27 PM 3/30/98 +1000, you wrote:
> "New Scientist" noted that London has a flock of green parrots.
>Christiane Koszka, in a letter to the editor (March 28), informs readers
>that Hamburg, Germany also has a flock of Green Parrots.
>She reports that a pair escaped a few years ago.  The female was recaptured
>and the male sat alone and sad outside her window.  Out of pity the owners
>let her go again.  As Christiane says, "A very romantic story."  Hamburg
>loves them.
>H Syd Curtis

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