Re: birding-aus RFI:Cyanoramphus malherbi

To: <>, "John Penhallurick" <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus RFI:Cyanoramphus malherbi
From: "Ross Silcock" <>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 08:48:51 -0500
Last I heard "Orange-fronted Parakeet" was shown to be a hybrid of
Yellow-fronted and Red-crowned Parakeets, the latter rather scarce on the
mainland (or Mainland, as South Islanders would have it!), with characters
inherited on a simple Mendelian basis.  This would explain the scattered
sightings. The paper is in Notornis. I'll get the citation when I get home
and post it. Not to say it wouldn't be an interesting bird to look at!!

Ross Silcock
Tabor, IA

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