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|The Singapore Bird Records Committee agreed that the identification was not in doubt. However on balance we voted on a conservative stance that it was likely to be an escapee, at least until evidence of undetected southern Malaysian populations are discovered. The points below are summarised from the voting rationales of all three related records (as of 9 August 2023).
The Committee also agreed that this species, wild having a possibility of being in trade (though being a point which applies to virtually all birds), is not conclusively known in the local trade scene either.
Points for wild visitor:
Points for escapee:
|Verdict||Accepted / Escapee (Verifiable)|
|References||Facebook; NSS; Skerrett & Seychelles Bird Records Committee, 2001|
|Date revised||Changes made|
|09 Aug 2023||Background updated for rationale behind voting results.|