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Lord Derby's parakeet

Psittacula derbiana

Habitat:

At Central Park Zoo.

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moustached parakeet
Psittacula alexandri Moustached Parakeet Birds


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9 Comments

Ariana
Ariana 10 years ago

Thank you ladies, I am updating now. I have a handfull of other tropical bird spotting su, I'd appreciate your perusal to see that I have correctly IDed them.

auntnance123
auntnance123 10 years ago

You are right, Carolina. And not just the beak color but the eye color as well. This spotting does have the lighter eye than the moustached parakeet (http://www.birdchannel.com/bird-species/...).
So Ariana please ignore my previous comment but still update your terrific spotting.

Carolina
Carolina 10 years ago

What a about a Lord Derby's parakeet (Psittacula derbiana), auntnance?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Derby&... A female one because of her black bill.

auntnance123
auntnance123 10 years ago

If you are satisfied that it is a moustached parakeet, it would be helpful for you to edit the spotting as such.

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 10 years ago

Your spotting is female.

Ariana
Ariana 10 years ago

He was hanging out with this fellow
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/725...

kristi_av
kristi_av 10 years ago

Ahhh. Hahaha, probably not then!

Ariana
Ariana 10 years ago

I failed to add critical information to the spotting, which is that it was seen at the Central Park Zoo, in the tropical room.

kristi_av
kristi_av 10 years ago

Hm. It seems that if it's in New York City, it's more than likely one of the pets that escaped, and it's likely that those interbred; this might be a mix of multiple species rather than one distinct one. Just a guess! I'm most certainly not a parrot expert.

Ariana
Spotted by
Ariana

New York City, New York

Spotted on Sep 15, 2011
Submitted on Sep 15, 2011

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