Young's Fig-parrot

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Subject: Young's Fig-parrot
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 14:47:08 +1100
It is all most peculiar. I don't understand why, if there is an odd Fig-Parrot 
there (which there could be) it is not just ascribed to an unusual colour 
variant of Coxen's Fig-Parrot (of the sort that happens occasionally in many 
species). I don't see the need to suggest a hitherto unnamed sub species or 
species. That is a long bow to raise. I also don't buy the competitive 
exclusion principle argument either. There are lots of other sets of sympatric 
species, such as lorikeets, fruit pigeons etc. The competitive exclusion 
principle is an idea that is an interesting concept upon which to do biological 
investigation. It is not a fundamental rule of life.

  Hello bird lovers... Lorne here...


  What do people think?


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