Lutino? Pale-headed Rosella

Subject: Lutino? Pale-headed Rosella
From: Jeff Crocombe <>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 18:22:58 +1000
I have recently moved back  to QLD after 8 years in NSW/NZ/VIC. I was
delighted to spot this afternoon, in a Eucalypt tree in a vacant lot to
the rear of my townhouse in Fitzgibbon (a Brisbane suburb), a pair of
Pale-headed Rosellas. What was especially interesting was that one of
the pair was not the normal colour, but was almost entirely yellow
except for some dark patches on the wings. Noticeably absent was any
hint of red on the ventral area- the bird was facing away from me, so
this was quite obvious. I have termed it Lutino as it reminded me of the
Lutino Cockatiels that are found in pet stores. I make to claim to any
particular genetic expertise.

Jeff Crocombe

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