Rainbow Lorikeet Auckland Domain

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Richard Fenner
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Rainbow Lorikeet Auckland Domain

Postby Richard Fenner » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:38 am

A friend of mine just sent me a photo of a rainbow lorikeet he took in the Auckland Domain this morning. Not sure what can be done in the present circumstances but can someone tell me who should be informed? DOC?
Colin Miskelly
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Re: Rainbow Lorikeet Auckland Domain

Postby Colin Miskelly » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:50 am

Hi Richard

If you are ever unsure how to report an Unwanted Organism (bird), we have this information on the relevant species pages on New Zealand Birds Online:

"If you think you have seen a rainbow lorikeet, phone the Ministry for Primary Industries Pests and Diseases Hotline 0800 80 99 66"

http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/rainbow-lorikeet

Cheers
Colin
Steve Wood
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Re: Rainbow Lorikeet Auckland Domain

Postby Steve Wood » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:06 pm

Does this sighting require a UBR or not? - Is it not treated the same as the King parrot sighting ?

Thanks.
Colin Miskelly
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Re: Rainbow Lorikeet Auckland Domain

Postby Colin Miskelly » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:26 pm

Hi Steve

I would never request an Unusual Bird Report be submitted for an obvious cage escape, but if one is submitted the Records Appraisal Committee follows due process.

Cheers
Colin

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