The never-ending adventures of a travel writer in Vietnam, Cambodia, New Zealand and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Friday, September 10, 2010

New Species of Parakeet Discovered in Vietnam?


While photographing the regular illegal wild bird markets that we have in Phan Thiet, Vietnam along the riverfront, I came across this bizarre yellow, red & grey parakeet. The coloring does not match any known species of parrots in Vietnam, but there is in overall similarity in pattern to the red-breasted parakeet. Is this a new species? Unknown color phase? Or simply a really good dye job? Any ornithologists out there care to weigh in?

3 comments:

Snap said...
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Snap said...

I've exhausted Wiki and Google, can't find one like it. It's certainly a beautiful bird and would look even nicer outside of the cage!

Adam Bray said...

Thanks for making the effort, and I agree with you!

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