Not part of local biodiversity but also not obviously captive

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I recently came across an observation depicting a species (Macaw in Hong Kong) that does not belong to the region’s natural biodiversity. However, the geographic location and photo details suggests it’s not exactly a captive specimen either, and more likely just a pet that has escaped/released/taken out for a fly (walk).

How should such observations be handled, where it’s sort of in between wild and captive? Is there an observation field for “released pet”?

In the current system, if it’s not under human control it would be considered “wild” i.e. not captive. There’s a long, staff-initiated discussion about this here:

(I’ll close this topic soon to avoid splintering the discussion)


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