Turquoise Parrots at Laughtondale

To: Michael Todd <>
Subject: Turquoise Parrots at Laughtondale
From: scouler <>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 18:45:29 +1000
Hello Mike

I should have stressed that  HANZAB does say that the orange tinge on the
bellies and lower breasts of wild Turquoise Parrots is usually faint, if it is
there at all. Only on some birds is it strong enough to be easily seen from a
distance.Local variations in the amount of orange have been reported, but no
consistent geographical trends. There is some suggestion of a dietary link, as
with carotenoid pigments.

It's quite possible that theTPs at Laughtondale are genuinely wild, especially
in light of Edwin's comments on their behaviour.

Colin Scouler


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