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ParrotPolytelis swainsonii

1 Superb Parrot at Murrumbateman, NSW

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Polytelis swainsonii at Murrumbateman, NSW - 16 Sep 2018
Polytelis swainsonii at Murrumbateman, NSW - 16 Sep 2018
Polytelis swainsonii at Murrumbateman, NSW - 16 Sep 2018
Polytelis swainsonii at Murrumbateman, NSW - 16 Sep 2018

Identification history

Parrot Polytelis swainsonii 16 Sep 2018 natureguy
Parrot Polytelis swainsonii 16 Sep 2018 SallyandPeter

Author's notes

This superb parrot arrived and it appeared very quiet but it obviously is a very hungry aviary escape. I hope it survives as we have Collared Sparrowhawks and Brown Goshawks

3 comments

   17 Sep 2018
Hi Everyone. We are not convinced this is a Superb. By its behaviour it is captive bred, is it possibly a Superb/Regent hybrid or just a Regent. It sounds like a superb and originally it was with another bird with a yellow shoulder but that bird has moved on or dead. Any ideas?
natureguy wrote:
   17 Sep 2018
It looks like a normal Superb Parrot to me. Clearly it is an aviary escape as it is very tame.
   17 Sep 2018
Thanks Natureguy. It sounds and flys like a superb but its mate was a bit different but we couldn't get a photo

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 16 Sep 2018 3:48 PM Recorded on
  • SallyandPeter Recorded by
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