parrot identification

To: "lorna bloom" <>, "birding aus" <>
Subject: parrot identification
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 23:30:46 +1000
It is a Rose-ringed Parrakeet (Psittacula krameri), a common pet, also called Indian Ringneck Parrot.
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From: lorna bloom <>
To: m("","birding-aus");"> <m("","birding-aus");">>
Date: Sunday, 12 August 2001 8:53
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] parrot identification

Ted Blackman has asked me to find out if anyone can identify an exotic
escapee parrot that visited his garden in Turramurra Sydney yesterday.   He
guesses it's of Indian origin.
Size:  larger than a King Parrot
Tail:  longer than body, thin and tapering to the end.
Head:  Pale lime green
Body:  pale greeny yellow
Wings:  olive green with a maroon shoulder patch
Bill:  Thick and heavy
A ring around the neck which was dark in front and pale pink behind the
Many thanks in anticipation.
Lorna Bloom.

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