Unusual King Parrot

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Subject: Unusual King Parrot
From: "russ lamb" <>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 13:30:59 +1000
A neighbour has given me photos of a strangly coloured King Parrot taken on his 
property here in Bridge Creek Valley, 5km N of Maleny.
 The bird is a fully grown green headed bird, with a series of bright yellow 
colourations on its back, commencing at lesser coverts, and becoming larger at 
median and greater coverts, and at lower secondaries.The pattern is roughly 
symetrical on both sides, with slightly more colouration on the left side.The 
colourations give the apearance of (yellow) rose petals in shape.There is also 
orange colouration on the upper-central tail feathers, sub-terminal.
 The bird keeps company with normal Kings and nothing unusual has been reported 
about its behaviour.
Are there any birders and/or Parrot experts out there who could shed light on 
these colourations? Please reply direct and I will forward a copy of photo as 

Russ Lamb, Maleny, SEQ

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