Thank you for your help. The website I mentioned is calling the
Jardine a Poicephalus Gulielimi. Not referring to the sub
species therefor I'm confused as to which sub-species thay are
selling. There is another website caled wingscc.com and the
first subspecies they list is the black winged and it doesn't
mention their not available for pets in the US and does mention
the green color on the Lesser as being lighter?? I am truley
looking for that beatiful vibrant green iridescent color and
frankly the sub-species that carries this color is of no
preference. If your Lesser has this vibrant green color than it
sounds as though the lesser maybe what I'm looking for as well.
You mentioned you had one in the nest. Is it for sale?
Thank you, Laurie
> On 10/07/04, Laurie wrote:
>> You mentioned in your post on 10/5/04 that you keep
>> Jardines particularly the Lesser. I saw on a website
>> avesinternational.com a picture of a Jardine Gulielmi
>> (black winged) and the coloring is just beautiful. Its
>> seeming to me that the green coloring on the Gulielmi is
>> more vibrant than the Lesser. Can you help me with the
>> coloring between the two. I'm doing a lot of research on
>> differant birds and coloring is as important to me as
>> personality. I don't want to lead myself down the wrong
>> road and purchase the wrong bird. Thank you for your help.
> I've not actually seen a Black-winged Jardine, but I can tell
> you this...
> One of the most striking characteristics of the Lesser is the
> color of the green on the bird. It is vivid and intense and
> has somewhat of an iridesence. That's one of the first things
> people say when they see this bird, in person.
> Also, I believe the Black-winged is the same, only much more
> black on the wing whereas the Lesser has an equal dispersion
> of black and green on the wing.
> Also, I believe the BW is much harder to find, if at all, as
> a pet.
> Michael L