If you spot a green Eclectus parrot on you ride around the city or parklands give the zoo a ring on 8267 3255. The parrot went missing during free-flight training when spooked by nesting magpies. Kia the parrot is bright green with red patches under his wings. Eclectus parrots are about the size of a Galah.
Kia should be fairly recognisable, no other Adelaide parrot like him.
Training flight eh? I had a dog , that if you let her off the leash - would do a bolt.
Hope he is returned to the zoo. Electus Parrots are native to rainforests in NE Cape York Qld, so a lonely life if flying free in SA.
hes not stupid he is free now
Lone birds (e.g. escaped budgies) can be more vulnerable in the wild (e.g. attack from raptors) but also escaped birds might be poor at finding own food. I do not know what Electus Parrots feed on in the wild and availability of alternatives in SA. The other downside is the parrot might be captured by someone who keeps it in a small cage with inadequate room to use its wings.
Kia the parrot flew home today, boy will he have a tale to tell his friends!
Found roosting with the chickens...
Sounds like " free flight" wasn't really Kia's thing ,so he thought he'd come back and hang out with the land loving chooks .
Free flight Parrot found with free range chickens??