FW: Identification

To: "'Tim Murphy'" <>, "'birding-aus'" <>
Subject: FW: Identification
From: "David Cameron" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 17:20:48 +1000

Hi Tim and Harold,


My uneducated guess would be a Superb Parrot, although they would probably have to be aviary escapees to be seen in Brisbane. The other possibly is a Pale-headed Rosella.




Dave Cameron


From: [ On Behalf Of Tim Murphy
Sent: Thursday, 14 April 2005 4:49 PM
To: birding-aus
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] FW: Identification


This ones got me - any ideas fokes?


Tim Murphy

-----Original Message-----
From: Harold Peacock [
Sent: Thursday, 14 April 2005 2:58 PM
Subject: Identification



Hopefully you can help me.


Yesterday morning 8:30am 13/04/05 I saw a new parrot in my Brisbane (Pullenvale) back yard, and could not find it in either ‘Wildlife of Greater Brisbane’ or ‘The Claremont Field Guide to the Birds of Australia’ (Simpson & Day).


It was drinking water from the roof guttering.


It had a fully yellow head, light green breast, slight darker green back, and when it flew it displayed blue on the under side of the wings.


It was about 30cm, and there was a pair, the other presumably female because its colours were not as bright although was about the same size, so both appeared fully grown.


Please can you help me with identification?


Where else should I go to find out?


Any help that you can give is greatly appreciated.






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