Parrots in Flight. Who's Fastest?

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Subject: Parrots in Flight. Who's Fastest?
From: "Donald G. Kimball" <>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 04:06:46 +0000
Okay forgive me if I return to being a 10 year old boy and wanting to know
a question like this one but having spent so much time watching and filming
parrots I can't help but wonder.  Okay here are my impressions.  It seems
like Rainbow Lorikeets are crazy fast.  But having said that, I watched 2
Princess near Jupiter Well in 2008 that flew about 500m in about 4 seconds
to a nearby She-Oak.  Which begs the question also.  Are Princess faster
than other parrots? An internet acquaintance swore his free-flying pet
Princess was the fastest parrot in all of Aus.  I guess the only way we
might know is if folks on here have noticed parrot species flying parrallel
with their cars and took note of the speed.
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