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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 :lol:

Sorry they're so blurry....
 

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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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Does anyone know what a cloncurry 48 is?

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

Cloncurry VS Mallee ringneck!
 
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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 - [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Ringneck[/ame]
 
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