Probable Superb Parrot in Altona, Melbourne (presumed escapee?)

To: "Colin Clark" <>, <>
Subject: Probable Superb Parrot in Altona, Melbourne (presumed escapee?)
From: "michael norris" <>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 08:09:52 +1000
Hi Colin

How about Alexandrine Parakeet/Parrot? They've been mistaken for Superb Parrots around here in SE Melbourne, sometimes consorting with Rainbow Lorikeets.

Graceful flight with quite slow wing beats and the wings somewhat bowed. One reference on Google says "loud, sharp screaming call- keeak, keeak, keeak.."

Field marks: has some deep pink partches around leading edge of wing, red bill and underparts, to my eye, avoacdo in colour. Yellow, not pink, under tail.

Michael Norris

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