Blue parrot?

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pjh625
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Blue parrot?

I'm hoping someone can suggest an id for this bird which has been turning up in our garden for over a month - recently in company with some galahs.
Please check out the photos at-
http://picasaweb.google.com.au/peter.horler/BlueParrot
Thanks
Peter

ed
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Looks like an Indian Ringneck. a cage escapee I suspect.

Ed Townsville NQ

pjh625
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Thanks Ed and DenisofRobertson for your help
Peter

Alexandra
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Oh my God, that parrot seems like my visitor just today!
I couldn't identify so I was going to upload a few pics.
"My" parrot came more times to my deck today but never before. It was very friendly and when it came already third times it ate seeds from my palm. It had an identification ring on its right leg and beautiful pink and black ring on his neck.
Is that parrot common in Australia? I took the pics in North Narrabeen.

You can find more pics of my visitor here:
http://alexandrabig.spaces.live.com/photos/cns!ACFDC00FFC065895!2502/

shannondesign11
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Alexandra, I just got such a surprise to see your photos of my green parrot, Fuji. I live in North Narrabeen and I let him go flying for exercise. He usually comes home before dark but for the past 2 nights he has not.

So here I am looking for him. Do you still live there? Have you seen him?

Beautiful photos! He is so cheeky!

Shannon

shannondesign11
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How do I upload a photo of my bird?

Ashywolf
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I am curious how you identify this specific bird? Other than colour I wouldn't see anything that would seperate it from any other bird.

Also I am interested in the practice of letting him out? Even as a cage bird, it would still retain a few of its traits and as soon as it sees friends and relatives...parrots are very sociable birds, so to speak.

Ashywolf
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And for future reference, birds that lack yellow pigment (as a result green areas turn blue) are Axanthistic.

Araminta
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Hmm? Easy to find out, if this is your bird Shannon, just let Alexandra know, what the information is, on the identification ring. Put it up on here, and Alexandra can check next time ,the bird turns up. Sorry, if I sound suspicious, just careful!!!

M-L

shannondesign11
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I’ve had him for so many years, I’ve learnt to distinguish him from other identical ring necks. I guess all birds vary slightly. Slight difference in head shape, beak shape, feather colours. When he see’s me he acts a certain way because he is familiar. The dead give away is the ID ring. Yes I know the digits. I have sent Alexandra a message. Her photos were taken in 2008 so I know she does not have him. I’m just wondering if she has seen him this weekend.

shannondesign11
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I believe birds in cages need to be let out for exercise. I don't let my Cockatiels fly outside because they would be killed, but the Ringneck is more intelligent. I let him out for a couple of hours each day. He socialises with King Parrots. He will follow them but he always comes back before dark. The only time he does not return is if he has been captured. There is a family in a neighbouring suburb who have caught him 3 times and cut his wings each time which infuriates me. I suspect that is where my bird is now. I wonder if there is a law against disfiguring someone else's pet?

Alexandra
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Why do people do that?? Especially when they know that the bird belongs to somebody else.

I wish I saw Fuji but unfortunately haven't since 2008.

I have King Parrot visitors regularly, if we have a little luck, he might come with them.

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I am Shannon's mother and I would like to say she is without dought the most wonderful bird "owner" and I think she would recognise Fuji blindfolded. It is fantastic the way he "asks" her to go out with his friends and then in the late afternoon calls her to come in to bed. This ensures that any bird in her care is not on lifetime imprisonment and no caged birds could be happier than hers. If you have the good fortune of meeting Fuji on one of his jaunts, enjoy him and allow him to be on his way. The idea of someone chasing and catching him to cut his wings and lock him up is too awful to contemplate. This bird is so loved by his human family and Shan would be devistated to lose him.

Jan

shannondesign11
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Ha ha, Yes thanks Janice.

He just arrived home so I'm very relieved. He looks fat.

Alexandra
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What a great news! :)

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