Crimson Rosella Platycerus elegans race fleurieuensis

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Subject: Crimson Rosella Platycerus elegans race fleurieuensis
From: "Reid" <>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 18:54:15 +1000
Hello all,

Was visiting a property on the outskirts of Coolamon, NSW (about 40km west
of Wagga Wagga) and on Tuesday afternoon while working in the garden heard
parrots calling from nearby trees and got a good view (about 20 metres away,
downsun) of a single bird perched on an open branch of a eucalypt.  In
colouration it was exactly as shown for the race fleurieuensis at item 363E
in Simpson and Day sixth edition.  It was calling, and was answered by at
least one other bird that I could not locate in thick foliage.

If my identification was correct, then was it somewhat out of its range?

Earlier in the day got good views of three superb parrots passing overhead.


Ralph Reid

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