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blue-crowned conure (Aratinga acuticaudata)

Landon Creek Bird Sanctuary, NZ, photo taken 12 December 2007 thread here: http://www.zoobeat.com/17/landon-creek-bird-sanctuary-12569/

blue-crowned conure (Aratinga acuticaudata)
Chlidonias, 22 Jul 2008
    • Chlidonias
    • ZYBen
      HOw common are these in NZ? I havent seen them in AU

      Scratch that found my answer in your thread.
    • Chlidonias
      they are very rare over here. I think there's only two or three people in the South Island with them, and a handful in the North Island. I rather suspect they started out in the country as smuggled birds rather than legal imports.
    • Kawekaweau
      I wonder why MPI is concerned enough about smuggled tropical, herbivorous iguanas to mass-euthanize them but won't do the same with smuggled bird species like blue-crowned conures and Derbyan parakeets. Probably because it would be seen as cruel to birds but not to reptiles.
    • Chlidonias
      There's no way to prove whether parrots are smuggled or not. With the iguanas it was very clear they were all smuggled animals.
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