No Bittern + Hybrid Parrot

To: "Peter Ewin" <>,
Subject: No Bittern + Hybrid Parrot
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 11:53:18 +1100
Peter Ewin wrote:
>- A parrot was seen inspecting a hollow on the east bank that was an
>obviuous hybrid, though whether natural or an aviary escapee I am not sure.
>Overall, the bird was lime green, with a tiny patch of red on the lower
>breast, a red rump, and slightly darker green cheek patches. My guess is
>that it was slightly smaler than an Eastern Rosella, and called like this as
>well. My guess is a Red-rumped Parrot/Rosella hybrid (though I am not
>certain whether Crimson or Eastern), with the faint possiblity of Red-capped
>Parrot. Has anyone else seen this bird around Audley?

Peter and all,

I saw this bird on 20th October with Peg Abbott and her group at Audley -
it was just as you described, other features included wing markings similar
to a rosella, bluish primaries and a small amount of red on the forehead. I
didn't notice the red lower breast but the bird was feeding on the ground
and its lower breast was not visible. We came to a similar conclusion as
you, that it had to be a rosella hybrid, possibly with Red-rumped Parrot.

The Azure Kingfisher gave us great views that day too, and also of interest
were Red-browed Treecreepers at the southern end of Lady Carrington Drive.



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