Re: Secrecy of locations

To: Birding Aus <>
Subject: Re: Secrecy of locations
From: Mike Owen <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 20:51:19 +1000
Peter Waanders wrote:
The reason SA's NPW&S gave me for their nervosity is that there are very few
'wild-coloured' SCPs in captivity and hence wild birds are highly sought

SA's NPWS is apparently misled about Scarlet-chests in aviculture. While there are many colour mutations around, there are still plenty of wild coloured birds available - still more of them than the mutations. And at around $30 to $50 a bird for good quality birds they are so cheap that no one would waste money on the very uncertain possibility of finding and trapping wild birds.

The same applies to Princess Parrots and there are probably far more of both in aviculture than in the wild.

And while talking about Princess Parrots, the term Parrakeet is an American term used for small to medium parrots with a long tails and mostly from Asia and Australia. Hopefully it will not creep into Australian usage.


Sunshine Coast

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