Three weeks ago from Saturday. I as
sitting out in my Backyard in Killara in the North Shore of Sydney
enjoying the morning sunshine when I heard a peculiar call coming from a
small flock of King Parrots perched in a Bluegum in the adjacent
I looked to see what was making the noise and out
of the tree flew a Beautifully coloured Male Regent Parrot with a full tail, it
did not appear to be being harassed by the local Pied Currawongs,Noisy Miners
etc. but was calling wildly.
I assumed he was an aviary escapee and didn't
expect to see him again, thinking that if another bird doesn't get him a cat
I hadn't seen the bird for a while but often
thought I heard him around every now and then, until I was sitting
out in the yard again on Saturday (4/5/05) morning and saw him
fly over again, this time he was being chased by a pair of noisy
Over the day he was calling from many different
locations around the neighbourhood and was seen flying over my yard
If this bird is an aviary escapee which is most
likely, is it normal for one to survive in the wild for this long? if so what
would it be feeding on in Sydney?
Does anyone know of possible Hybridisation with
local parrot species?