Cockatiel escapees

Subject: Cockatiel escapees
From: Chris Tzaros <>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 10:16:18 +1000

G,day all,

My supervisor Andrew Bennett reported a couple of weeks ago seeing a Brown
Goshawk in his backyard, consuming a medium-sized yellow bird.  He
discovered the remains of the wings of the victim, of which I inspected and
believe to be of a Cockatiel (an avairy escape).  Although usually grey (in
wild plumage), Cockatiels come in all sorts of colours in captivity.
Yellow ones are readily bred and are called lutinos.

So in response to the thought that escapee Cockatiels may start breeding
and form isolated populations, well this one certainly won't be a candidate
for that!!  Not being used to predators and being such a conspicuous
colour, I imagine the Goshawk found this target a very easy one.

Chris Tzaros

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