Bird of the Week: 15th April - parrots

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Bird of the Week: 15th April - parrots

Hey gang

This week's theme is another one that has been done before why not do it again, everyone loves parrots smiley

 

Just a heads up too (as most of you pop into this thread). I am here, there and everywhere this week so while I have email access, I might not get back to you immediately - I will do my best though.

 

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One of my old ones,a Rainbow lorikeet:

Araminta
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 Red-rumped Parrot, photo taken at Albert Park Lake (Melbourne)

M-L

Araminta
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Musk Lorikeet, somewhere in Mornington (Victoria)

M-L

Araminta
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......and their very cute and fluffed up juvenile.

M-L

kerry
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Rainbow Lorrikeet in our Yard

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female king parrot at the bunya mountains

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pale headed rosella on our fence

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Crimson Rosella at the Bunya Mts 

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sue818
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A pair of Eastern Rosellas

Araminta
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Great photos from everyone.

Here is my favourite couple, Frankie and Janetwink, feasting in my (non native trees)

M-L

kerry
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love all the pics great shots love looking at all the birds  

kerry

Araminta
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A cute  couple of Galahs having a cuddle.

M-L

Araminta
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One angry looking Little Corella. He just opened his eyes saying: P...ss off, I want to sleepangry

M-L

Araminta
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......and one Long-billed Corella.

(come on people post some of your photos, otherwise I will post more , and bore you to deathwink)

M-L

rawshorty
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Well i went through my archives and picked out these photo's that i took with my 350D and 90-300 non is lens.

king parrot-8588 by rawshorty, on Flickr"> king parrot-8588 by rawshorty, on Flickr

king parrot-8696 by rawshorty, on Flickr"> king parrot-8696 by rawshorty, on Flickr

king parrot-8717 by rawshorty, on Flickr"> king parrot-8717 by rawshorty, on Flickr

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

cassie.c87
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Nothing fancy from me but I do have ALOT of lorikeet pictures, here are some I think are post worthy.. must admit 90% of my lorry pics are at meal time lol

dwatsonbb
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Green Rosella -endemic to Tasmania

 

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

judym

Some favourite parrot pics from my collection.

judym

Magnificent Mallee Ringneck near Pink Lake in Sunset NP

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Rainbow Lorikeets - Victoria Point Qld

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Pale Headed Rosella - Vicoria Point Qld

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Little Corella - Victoria Point Qld

Note the curled up toe in the second picture - "That's the spot, more, MORE!"

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Sulphur crested Cockatoos - Victoria Point Qld

& that's all I have time for this morning.

So many photos, so much editing to do - serves me right for taking so many pics.

Definitely an addiction, these beautiful creatures called birds wink

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How good are those Photos? There are some I haven't seen yet, like the Pale-headed Rosella and a Ringneck., and the Green Rosella.

But the photo of the Cockatoo with the butt in his beak, makes me want to cry and get angry. What a sad lot humans are? How dare we do this to our wildlife? Cigarett buts are one of the worst litter in the environment.

M-L

Araminta
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and a Long-billed Corella from me.

M-L

Araminta
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two Yellow-tailed Black cockatoos in my garden.

M-L

rawshorty
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A couple of Gang-gangs

gang gang female-8911 by rawshorty, on Flickr"> gang gang female-8911 by rawshorty, on Flickr

gang gang male-8860 by rawshorty, on Flickr"> gang gang male-8860 by rawshorty, on Flickr

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

Araminta
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You reminded me of the Gang Gangs that used to come to my place for a drink, haven't seen them for some time. They are very shy. Here is a boy and girl having a drink.

M-L

Araminta
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one more Red-rumped Parrot.

M-L

rawshorty
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One i have not worked out yet?

parrot-3735 by rawshorty, on Flickr"> parrot-3735 by rawshorty, on Flickr

And one i know

Crimson Rosella-4448 by rawshorty, on Flickr"> Crimson Rosella-4448 by rawshorty, on Flickr

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

Araminta
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Shorty, I think the bird you are looking for is a female Red-rumped Parrot.

M-L

rawshorty
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Thanks M-L.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

Chris F
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Look what I found yesterday!

Budgerigar, Victoria Point, Qld 

Almost missed it - camouflage very good and the bird moved around quite slowly compared to the wrens who advertise their presence by their fast flitting around (and their constant chatter)

Chris

kerry
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cockatoo this morning in a neigbours tree

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Araminta
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I took these photos of the Eclectus Parrots, at Healesville Sanctuary (east of Melbourne). No, I didn’t visit the area around Cooktown where they live. Normally I wouldn’t post any birds I didn’t see in the wild, but because some of us might never get that far up north to see them, I will. The green bird is the male, and the scarlet blue one the female. Has anyone seen them in their habitat?

M-L

Araminta
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the female from a different angle.

M-L

kathiemt
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Work has been very busy and I've not been able to get here for weeks.  Here are a few of the parrot shots I have.

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Zaphus
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First post here, thought I'd add a couple of shots I got recently, while attempting to take shots of birds in flight.

A Gang-Gang Cockatoo, and a pair of Galahs:

 
kerry
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great shots there, Zaph .

all the pics of all the different parrots are amazing they are sure beautiful birds

kerry

Woko
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Nice ones, Zaph. The question has just popped into my brain (just enough room for it): Do galahs in pairs, or flocks for that matter, fly synchronistically as yours seem to be doing, Zaph?

michael_1
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A bit late...

Rainbow Lorikeet by M Hooper, on Flickr
timmo
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Fantastic Michael, the colours there are just beautiful!

Cheers
Tim
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