are any asiatic parrots breeding in Melb ?

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Subject: are any asiatic parrots breeding in Melb ?
From: "Ian Clark" <>
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2007 09:28:49 +1000
 [] recently ive noticed an alexandrine  parrot that appears to be living in
the wild , ive noticed it over probably a six month period .
[] have others seen similar parrots  ? and are they breeding ?
a young man I know has told me he has a "family" visiting  his bird feeder
for sunflower seed. Ive not seen pictures , nor the birds but this recent
sighting caused me to wonder .
I do remember  from keeping pet birds years ago that hand reared birds, upon
re release with there parents in an aviary quickly dropped any hint of
tameness , and took up "wild" characteristics  , unlike say lorikeets and
rosellas  and other aussie parrots , which would stay "silly tame"

Any way id be interested to hear if there are any records or reports , ive
noticed a few from time to time that are likely  escapees, but are any
successful ?

Cheers ian

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