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Do you know this bird?

Google has failed me (even the reverse image search, which failed rather spectacularly), and since it worked so well last time, I thought I’d ask the readers once again:  any idea what species this bird hails from?

It was spotted while at the walk-in aviary near Canberra, surrounded by dozens of species of parrots, cockatoos, finches, and more.  But there was no picture on the board identifying it, and I forgot to ask on the way out.  So, if you know this bird let me hear about it in the comments!  A prize will be given for the first correct answer*.

* The prize is a lie.  There is no prize.

Update:  pete chimes in below with what I think is the correct answer:  the Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) found in Africa and Asia according to Wikipedia.  The internet FTW!

The Rose-ringed parakeet, with a colour mutation to blue...

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