Bird of the Week Challenge: 27th July - Parrot-a-palooza

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Bird of the Week Challenge: 27th July - Parrot-a-palooza

Wow everyone - what a great series of photos last week! I want to go on a road trip now!


This week's is a classic. They are the birds that most people connect with and love - the parrots. Lets see some great parrot photos.

 

 

Reflex
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From a couple of week-ends ago at Nudgee Beach in the middle of a mangrove swamp only about two metres off the ground...

Samford Valley Qld.

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Spotted this colourful couple at Dights Falls.

rawshorty
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Was lucky to see these a month or so ago in Canberra

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Reflex
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I found this Eastern Rosella on the week-end.The weather was terrible hence the grey background.

Samford Valley Qld.

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Yellow Rosella having a meal. 

Meal time. by robert, on Flickr

Rob. 

rozkidd
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I live in Gippsland Victoria and we have masses of parrots.  The Corellas can be a bit of a nuisance but I love the

King Parrots, when I am in the garden they sit in a tree above me and make a quiet chortling noise.

Ro
 

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We get lots of Galahs in Samford, although this one was not taken there.

They remind me of the Aussie outback.

Reflex
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Palm Cockatoo from Cape York.

Samford Valley Qld.

cat.cornwall
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Started bird watching because my 5 year old loves birds. I now enjoy bird watching very much

rozkidd
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I don't think I have ever seen a photo of a Palm Cockatoo, is it possible to see some if you visit Cape York?

Ro

Reflex
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rozkidd wrote:

I don't think I have ever seen a photo of a Palm Cockatoo, is it possible to see some if you visit Cape York?

Ro

On the morning I took this photo there were several feeding in a Pandanus tree next to our camp site so I suppose the answer to your question is yes but as with all species no-one can gaurantee a sighting.

From Wiki,"The palm cockatoo, also known as the goliath cockatoo or great black cockatoo, is a large smoky-grey or black parrot of the cockatoo family native to New Guinea and far north Queensland, Australia".

Samford Valley Qld.

rozkidd
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Thanks Reflex I have been thinking of visiting Cape York in the not too distant future specifically to look for birds.  It adds to the

excitement when planning, if there is a possibity of seeing a bird like the Palm Cockatoo.
 

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Unfortunately did not have camera at work this day, but was lucky enough to be within a few metres of about 6 Yellow Tailed Blacks. Taken with an old iPhone.

Dale Huonville, Tasmania

davethewonder
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Here is a Musk Lorikeet, just to add to the variety! 

Dave, Sydney. 

Rick N
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Elegant Parrot basking in moonglow.

Reflex
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Cockatiel or "Cheddar cheeks".

Samford Valley Qld.

Devster
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Scaly-breasted Lorikeets checking out a hollow

Rick N
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Regent Parrots at dusk.

Murray Sunset Conservation Park

Owl of Kedumba
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Male Turquoise Parrot. The species name N. pulchella is accurate, Latin for beautiful.

Rick N
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Rock Parrot from Arno Bay,SA

Reflex
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Eclectus Parrot (male).

Samford Valley Qld.

Devster
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Pale-headed Rosella

Rick N
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Purple-crowned Lorikeet.

Stirling Ranges, WA

zosterops
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interesting rosella, reflex. 

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zosterops wrote:

interesting rosella, reflex. 

 Why is that Zosterops?

Samford Valley Qld.

zosterops
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Doesn't look like an Eastern to me

looks more like a Pale-headed

though don't they usually have black scalloping on the back... 

davethewonder
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Continuing with the variety - some Long-Billed Corellas at their nest hollow

 

Dave, Sydney. 

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I keep forgetting there is this section in the forums. For once i remembered so here is a portrait of a sulphur-crested cockatoo from Blue Mountains NP.

rozkidd
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Rick N your photo made me realize how similar the Blue winged, Elegant, Rock and Orange Bellied Parrots are.  I took this photo of

what I have always thought was a Blue Winged Parrot in the Boolarra State Forest, Gippsland.

Reflex
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A cranky Lorikeet.

Samford Valley Qld.

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rozkidd wrote:

Rick N your photo made me realize how similar the Blue winged, Elegant, Rock and Orange Bellied Parrots are.  I took this photo of

what I have always thought was a Blue Winged Parrot in the Boolarra State Forest, Gippsland.

Hi rozkid, looks like a Blue Winged to me.

Well outside Rock Parrot range, very prominent blue shoulder patch and the blue forehead band seems to stop at the eye.

Have seen about as many Blues as Rocks being not that many though smiley

Rick N
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Major Mitchell right on dusk at Gluepot Reseve.

rawshorty
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Rick N wrote:

Major Mitchell right on dusk at Gluepot Reseve.

Really like this one Rick, it would be perfect for a magazine cover with all that dark area for the print to go on.

Well doneyes

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rawshorty
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Shorty......Canon gear

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davethewonder
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Below are some Little Lorikeets. They were checking out a nest hollow, which was exciting to see. Unfortunately I couldn't find any better quality photos, but I wanted to add yet another parrot to this weeks theme - it's like a challenge haha. Some amazing pics, many parrots which I have never seen before! 

Dave, Sydney. 

Owl of Kedumba
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Species #25, if I count correctly. Crimson Rosella. 

Rick N
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Mulga Parrot female, Gluepot Reserve.

Rick N
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rawshorty wrote:
Rick N wrote:

Major Mitchell right on dusk at Gluepot Reseve.

Really like this one Rick, it would be perfect for a magazine cover with all that dark area for the print to go on.

Well doneyes

Thanks Shorty, Flash just reached even with a beamer so a bit of luck with this one.

Annie W
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Love it when it's a parrot week - such an awesome rainbow of parrots we have in our beautiful country.

Here's an old photo of a Tassie endemic, beautiful Green Rosella.  Wish I had one I haven't posted before, but really struggle to get near these particular guys out in the bush, always seem so skittish - well the ones I come across anyway.

NW Tasmania

bibby
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Not the greatest of photos (although mine never are) but I thought I'd add the beautiful Crimson Rosellas that often feed in my garden.

North Central Victoria

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zosterops wrote:

Doesn't look like an Eastern to me

looks more like a Pale-headed

though don't they usually have black scalloping on the back... 

You're right Zosterops, looks like I gave him a bum steer. Sorry Reflex.

Its funny though, it doesn't look like a standard Pale headed, It is more like Pale Rosella.

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