Wisemans Ferry and Cattai areas 8th April 2001

To: "Vella" <>, <>
Subject: Wisemans Ferry and Cattai areas 8th April 2001
From: Michael Todd <>
Date: Sun, 08 Apr 2001 23:18:50 +1000
Hello Edwin and others,

Is there any chance that these Turquoise Parrots could be aviary escapees? Others may know more about this- but I think that there is an aviary-bred Turquoise mutation with red/ orange belly.

At 05:20 PM 8/04/01 -0700, Vella wrote:

At Laughtondale Gully, along Laughtondale Gully Rd (about 60 km north-west of Sydney CBD) today, had great looks at 6 Turquoise Parrots, just about the exact place where Keith Brandwood initially saw them, over a week ago. They were feeding on roadside grasses beside heath. Like Keith, I was amazed with th amount of orange on their belly. I have seen Turquoise Parrots with this belly patch before, but not the amount as in these birds. Also close by, were 2 Bar-shouldered and some Peaceful Doves, Double-barred Finches and a good variety of honeyeaters attracted to 3-4 species of flowering banksia. These Honeyeaters included Yellow-tufted, White-eared, White-cheeked and New Holland Honeyeaters as well as Little Wattlebirds and Eastern Spinebills. The drive down the road through Murra murra NP to the Hawkesbury River was great and very scenic.

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