The Queen of Parrots?

30 Apr
Female King Parrot

Female King Parrot

Now and again I spot a magnificently-coloured male King Parrot high in the trees at our local park. Even less frequently, though, do I see the female of the species.

Although she’s rather less flashy than her suitors, she still strikes me as a very pretty bird. Her subtle greens and quieter reds give her more camouflage than the males.


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10 Responses to “The Queen of Parrots?”

  1. bodhisattvaintraining April 30, 2014 at 12:13 am #

    Beautiful! I rarely see them.

  2. Linda Visman - wangiwriter April 30, 2014 at 4:50 am #

    I have only seen one twice in the 9 years I’ve lived here. They are lovely birds.

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp April 30, 2014 at 6:33 am #

      Yes, they are quite scarce. I’ve seen one maybe three times in the last three years. Reason enough to carry my camera everywhere in the bush πŸ™‚

  3. George Weaver April 30, 2014 at 6:53 am #

    Your bird photos are always so very wonderful, Lynette. I love the King parrots, male or female. Heck, I love everything you photograph!

  4. davidprosser April 30, 2014 at 7:13 am #

    A very classy lady. More subdued and subtle than her husband but what a looker !
    xxx Humungus Hugs xxx

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp April 30, 2014 at 7:39 am #

      She’s charming! Such lovely parrots we have here in Australia πŸ™‚
      xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  5. Odie Langley April 30, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    Yes like our state bird the Cardinal with such a beautiful red while the female has only soft colors. Strange how that works.

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