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Another Australian Beauty: King Parrot

18 Dec
Male King Parrot

Male King Parrot

Although officially listed as common in our local park, these magnificent parrots make themselves scarce when I’m around.

So it is a real treat to be able to capture the image of this beautiful male.

Enjoy!

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For those of you who love parrots, I’m about to post about cockatoos on my other blog  🙂

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Focus on Bird: Australian King Parrot

26 Nov
Male King Parrot

Male King Parrot

I saw a pair of these stunningly-beautiful birds this morning. Even at a distance, the male’s wonderful colours shone out.

The male of the species is much brighter in colour than its mate. The male’s bright red feathers are a joy to see. The female, though, is still a lovely bird. Her subtle greens and red must surely help her camouflage.

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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.

Enjoy!

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King Parrots: Jewels of the Australian Bush

22 Aug

Today’s sunny, cool conditions brought with it an abundance of activity by the native birds in our local bushland park.

Cockatoos, rainbow lorikeets, magpies, kookaburras: you name it: were out in force, delighting the unusually high number of mid-week visitors.

What pleased me most of all, though, was the presence of that most spectacular bird, the King Parrot.

Though these are sometimes quite camera-shy, hiding in the shadows of the tall gum trees, I have been lucky enough to capture some photographs.

Here’s one.

Aren’t they stunning?

A magnificent male King Parrot

A magnificent male King Parrot