Elegants with orange

Subject: Elegants with orange
From: "jade welch" <>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 14:56:54 +1000

Hi All,

Last night i recieved an email from a non-birding friend reguarding two pairs of Orange-bellied Parrots (advertised as Elegant Parrots) in the local pet shop down the road from me. I replied to the message saying that although i didn't think the birds were Orange-bellied Parrot believing they were in fact either Elegant or Rock Parrot I would check it out. After entering the Pet shop i found that the birds were infact Elegant Parrots as stated on the 4 sale sign and that the males had around a thumb print size mark of Orange near their vent. Could this be why some people confuse wild Elegant Parrots with Orange-bellied parrots? Also is this Orange Spot on the Elegant Parrot a natural occurence and if so does it occur on the male only? Thanks for your help.

Yours Sincerely
Mr Jade Welch
Gold Coast,

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