are any asiatic parrots breeding in Melb ?

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Subject: are any asiatic parrots breeding in Melb ?
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 00:49:59 +1000
In regard to Ian's enquiry, see the earlier message below from Anthea in 
January 2007. The story is I was on the train and heard two ladies talking 
about these birds and asked them about it. It was prompted by a picture of a 
pet Rose-ringed Parakeet in the newspaper that day that a lot of people on the 
train had. Their description of the birds was quite clear, enough to know they 
were  Rose-ringed Parakeets or another close relative and not a native. I know 
no more about it.

Philip Veerman has asked me to put up this message.  He has heard a report, 
apparently reliable, that feral Rose-ringed Parrots are nesting at Research in 
Melbourne's outer northeast.  Can anyone confirm this observation?
   Rose-ringed Parrots (or Parakeets) are considered highly undesirable as an 
established breeding population, as they will compete for nesting hollows with 
native species.  Please inform authorities at once.

Anthea Fleming

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