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Wild Parrot Species

Postby Kathleen » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:36 pm

Do you have any wild parrot species living near your home? If so, what kind?
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Re: Wild Parrot Species

Postby localpigeon » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:16 pm

I wonder why no one has ever replied to this. Maybe they don't have any wild parrots around them. But I happen to live in Rio de Janeiro. So I'm going to list a few of the parrots that I have spotted near my house:

Channel Billed Toucan (I saw one today on my morning drive)
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Maritaca - Scaly Headed Parrot (very common)
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Red-Bellied Toucan (I spot them sometimes on my way to my mum's house in the mountains)
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Plain Parakeet
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Blue Fronted Amazon
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Re: Wild Parrot Species

Postby lzver » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:21 pm

localpigeon, that's amazing that you see those birds in the wild. Bird watching would defintely become a hobby if I could see parrots in the wild.

The closest I came was seeing Lorikeets in the wild when I visited austrailia 8 years ago, but that was before I had birds of my own and wasn't quite as fascinated with them as I am now.
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Re: Wild Parrot Species

Postby issy » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:56 am

Wow, those Tucans are gorgeous =D

We have lot's of native Australian birds around. They are:

Galahs:
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Sulfur cockatoo:
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Black tailed Cockatoo:
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Rosellas:
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Lorikeets (both Rainbow and red collared):
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Corellas:
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Major Mitchell's:
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Budgies:
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King Parrot:
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I see all of these around most days. =D

I will take some pictures of my own when i can.
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Re: Wild Parrot Species

Postby localpigeon » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:01 pm

Issy, you can actually see them all in Sydney? That's fantastic. I must see them one day. The black cockatoo is my favorite.
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Re: Wild Parrot Species

Postby Titanius » Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:19 pm

Just wondering, does the fact that you see them(these parrots) everyday in Australia detract from the experience of owning one?
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Re: Wild Parrot Species

Postby HyperD » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:39 am

On my recent trip to Brazil these xmas holidays, I spotted these... Not the best picture but it was getting dark and they were a bit far for the flash to capture them...

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Re: Wild Parrot Species

Postby localpigeon » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:56 am

Where about in Brazil? Not a bad picture. These birds are normally too far or too fast to photograph : )
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Re: Wild Parrot Species

Postby entrancedbymyGCC » Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:25 pm

We don't have wild parrots, but we do have long-term feral flocks. Mostly various birds that would be called conures.
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Re: Wild Parrot Species

Postby HyperD » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:32 am

I have family in Marilia, SP... This was in a chácara on the outskirts.
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