Re: birding-aus Escapees, Bowerbirds, Princess Parrots

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Subject: Re: birding-aus Escapees, Bowerbirds, Princess Parrots
From: Ros Laundon <>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 1999 21:46:40 +1000

Hello Bill and others,

A few years ago I photographed a Princess Parrot, a most attractive bird with a
lovely flight pattern, on my friend's bird feeder at Bardon, a western Brisbane
suburb close to 'mountain' and forest.  The bird was quite well known in the
neighbourhood and had a tendency to fall asleep anywhere when it got dark, even
when the darkness was produced by an approaching thunderstorm!  Apparently the
local vet knew it quite well as it was occasionally brought to him in a torpid
condition by concerned locals. It once fell asleep on a house awning and was
rushed to the vet by a young lady in the middle of a driving lesson!

The bird flocked with the local lorikeets (Scaley-breasted and Rainbow) during
the day and was seen to roost near the lorikeets but alone at night (when it was
being conventional). My friend became very adept at picking its call among the
background of lorikeet calls.

Ros Laundon.

Bill Jolly wrote:

> birding-aus
> Re Tony Palliser's interesting questions about escapees, and a subsequent
> posting about the excitement of seeing a Princess Parrot.

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