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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Smile Urgent help needed- identifying parrot

There has been a parrot brought in to the SPCA.
I'm not sure, but I'd say it is a parakeet.
I'm quite embarrassed that I couldn't identify it!
Usually I'd have no problem, but this is different....

It looks to be some sort of colour mutation, which is why it's so tricky!

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Dark blue back, green body, blue tail.
Red above cere, yellow band on back of neck.
Beak light grey.

Size:

Including tail, about the size of an alexandrine, or about 40 cm, but the body is quite big compared to his head which is quite small.

I have photos on my phone but can't upload them, so I just took a photo on my camera of the ones on my phone

Sorry they're so blurry....
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 11:53 PM
 
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looks almost like a superb parakeet but im not to sure on that one

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Nope, it's not a superb, they're mainly yellow and light green.

For some reason it reminds me of a kakariki, but it's waaaay to big.

Do you get superb mutations? Because I can actually sort of see superb in him....

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this was the closest pic i could find. its a Mallee ringneck parakeet http://www.birdchannel.com/bird-spec...arakeet-2.aspx

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Yes, Chicklet has it spot on!

It is a Mallee Ringneck.

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Wow, never heard of the Mallee Ringneck, but that's definitely it! Gorgeous bird!



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You guys are fantastic!!

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Does anyone know what a cloncurry 48 is?

I'm having an argument with someone about what it is

Cloncurry VS Mallee ringneck!

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Not too sure, Ella, but I found this!

http://www.avianweb.com/cloncurryparrots.html

I think it's more towards the Mallee since it's darker with the red,but I really couldn't tell you!



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Not too sure, Ella, but I found this!

http://www.avianweb.com/cloncurryparrots.html

I think it's more towards the Mallee since it's darker with the red,but I really couldn't tell you!
LOL, I'm having an argument with a parrot sanctuary expert, telling him that I've got heaps of experts denying the cloncurry!

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-15-2009, 03:14 AM
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There are four distinct parrots in the Australian Ringneck family.

These include the:

Mallee Ringneck - Barnardius barnardi


Twenty-eight Parrot - Barnardius semitorquatus


Port Lincoln Parrot - Barnardius zonarius


Clonclurry Parrot - Barnardius macgillivrayi


So the Clonclurry and the Mallee are very closely related and will sometimes even hybridize.

The parrot in the photo you posted is definitely a Mallee Ringneck.

I got the info from -
Australian_Ringneck Australian_Ringneck
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