I believe your bird might be a female or immature Alexandrine Parakeet, which we saw in India last winter. Does it have a red shoulder patch?
As Saskatchewan is about as far as one can travel from India, I assume it is an escaped bird.
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Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2013 7:01 PM
Subject: [Saskbirds] A new one for Saskatoon
Yesterday evening I had a new lifer of sorts. My wife called me outside because she had heard a strange sounding bird. When I got out there it wasn't calling. Next time I went out, I heard it a few times and could not figure out what it was. On the third try, it was somewhere at the front of the house and then it flew a few houses south of us.
Finally, I got a glimpse of it. Some sort of parrot. Green with a long streaming tail and the typical heavy bill of a parrot. Obviously an escapee (or deliberately released?).
This evening it was back and this time it settled into a tree next door to us and ate berries, giving me time to grab my camera and get some shots.
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