Metroplex, Brisbane

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Subject: Metroplex, Brisbane
From: Peter Ewin <>
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 18:43:56 +1100
Uncertain about SE Queensland, and whether they are common in aviaries, but 
they are certainly kept in captivity in Australia (in fact I think I may hae 
seen a pair in the pet shop here in Mildura once).
Peter> Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 17:40:35 +1000> From: > To: 
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Metroplex, Brisbane> > 
Yesterday afternoon I accompanied Roger McNeill and Gavin Goodyear to the> 
Metroplex site and had good looks at a couple of Australian Little Bittern> and 
heard Lewin's Rail calling, but we also had an interesting observation> of a 
New Zealand Red-fronted Parakeet (...or Kakariki). We were initially> surprised 
to see the bird floundering in the water while Dusky Moorhens> appeared to try 
and drown it, fortunately the parrot managed to fly to> safety in a nearby 
tree, does anyone know if they are a popular cage-bird in> SE Queensland?> > 
Tom> > -- > ********************************> Tom Tarrant> Kobble Creek, Qld> >> >> 
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