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Thursday, 21 January 2016

Beautiful Parrots, Lorikeets and Rosellas of southern Australia

Even the non bird-watchers would have to agree Australia has some of the most stunningly coloured parrots. They are not always easy to see and photograph, but they are very rarely quiet. Chattering while feeding or flying, and generally displaying amazing bursts of colour yet still able to hide in the foliage when they want.

I have recently spent a fair amount of time in Victoria and South Australia, trying in vain to get decent shots of some species, while being spoilt for choice with others.

I must admit I love watching and photographing parrots. I have Australian Ringnecks that visit my backyard and despite seeing them daily when at home, still get a thrill with their vibrant colours.

One of the most spectacular would have to be the Eastern Rosella, recently voted the prettiest bird in Australia. Even though I saw quite a lot of these, I didn't get any photos that really displayed their vibrance. The Mulga Parrot would have to come close as the "prettiest" and fortunately for me, I was able to get lots of beautiful photos.

I hope we look after the habitat for all of the species in our country as it is an awful thought to live in a world without these wonderful creatures.

Below are some of the photos from the past few weeks:

Mulga Parrot

Red-rumped Parrot

Musk Lorikeet

Purple-crowned Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

Crimson Rosella

Yellow form Crimson Rosella

Eastern Rosella


1 comment:

  1. Pleased you got a Purple-crowned in the end, love the Musky shots