When I was a kid starting out in the hobby, I lived in Adelaide and was mentored by a few great aviculturists who took me under their wings and showed me not only their birds, but those of other breeders as well. I have great memories of aviary visits, of meeting other experienced breeders and seeing birds that I had never seen before. One species that I remember seeing back then was the Slaty-headed Parrot, a beautiful Asiatic. I saw them on numerous occasions; they were certainly not an uncommon sight in 1990's. However, over the past couple of decades their popularity slipped and many successful breeders moved them on. To the point we are at now, where they are seemingly very uncommon in Australian aviculture; I cannot recall seeing any at all in recent years. I know that there are still some out there, but just how many is the question? And more importantly, how many are being bred these days? Are their numbers still sufficient to consider them as secure here?