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

To: Tony Russell <>, "'michael norris'" <>,
Subject: Probable Superb Parrot in Altona, Melbourne (presumed escapee?)
From: Colin Clark <>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 11:12:31 +0100 (BST)
Thanks for the contributions.

Actually I wouldn't need to tick Alexandrine Parakeet - already have this on my 
world list!  I guess this is a possiblility but think I would have noticed the 
large bill even in the all-too-brief view and I'm not sure it was as large as 
an Alexandrine - maybe Rose-ringed (Psittacula krameri)?  These are commonly 
kept in the UK and a significant feral population also exists.  Would have 
liked to get a better look!  We'll never know for sure unless it has taken up 
residence in the vicinity and I see it again.  Unfortunately I won't get a 
chance to look again until the weekend - damn job!!

Colin Clark

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