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Thanks Steven. The help came over the internet, too. and it's also called Grass Parrot :-)
Yeah, it could be. Though i couldnt be sure. The distribution matches but there is no yellow on the chest or wing coverts, the wings are exremely blue and the nose isnt supposed to be yellow. I reckon thats the bird, because it says in my book that it likes urban parks. Your call. Excellent researching by the way :)
Yeah, its a very pretty bird. Ill have to say its some sort of aviary release. Thats all i can do, Sorry
Somewhere between Tamworth and Warwick
It was just this one, on the grass in a little village. Not much I remember. But hey, not so bad!
Plus the distribution is different
The closest i got so far is the Blue-winged Parrot, neophema chrysostoma. But the body is far greener on you specimen, and the face isnt yellow. So it cant be. Can you tell me anything more about the sighting such as number of birds, feeding habits and location?
First I was thinking of a Grass Parrot, but that doesn't exist I think :-)
Mate, you got me. I have no idea what this parrot is. Its definately not an Australian native. Im still looking at my books so ill let you know if i get an id for this striking bird
Spotted on Oct 7, 2004
Submitted on Oct 8, 2011