RFI:Blue-faced Parrot Finch-plumage enquiry.

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Subject: RFI:Blue-faced Parrot Finch-plumage enquiry.
From: "Del Richards" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 03:00:43 +1000
Great news from Ron at Kingfisher Park about Klaus and the juvenile Blue-faced Parrot Finch, the first seasonal record.
    On 10th August 2001 an immature Parrot finch died after hitting a plate glass window locally. In due course it was forwarded to Canberra for DNA testing in order to determine that if it was a different race to those present in the Pacific and PNG area. As is our typical experience we received no feed back on the results of our initiative and effort.
    However my point is anybody with experince with avairy birds able to point out at what age this species attains full adult plumage?
    When the birds show up at Mt. Lewis each December invariably they appear in well defined male and female plumage.
    Any information will be appreciated.
Del. Richards, Fine Feather Tours, Mossman, NQ.
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