Crimson Rosella stripper

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Araminta
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Crimson Rosella stripper

that is, he was stripping the fern  at lightning pace

as you can see, the tops are gone already.

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Maureen
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A great photo capturing all the features of this lovely bird. I haven't seen them in my area, perhaps they prefer more densely forested areas?

timmo
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He/she's a somewhat scruffy looking fella - do you think it's a youngun? Or is it just the angle of the light that makes the feathers look a bit white?

Cheers
Tim
Brisbane

clif2
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Nice shot M-L, I didn't know that they ate ferns.

Regards

               Shane

Araminta
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You are right Tim, it is the angle of the light, one of those rare days when the sun was out.

Shane, I think there might be seeds under those leaves, because they rip them off and eat what ever it is, and through the rest on the ground.

M-L

Owen1
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Great detail and behaviour M-L. 

Cheers, Owen.

Karen
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Beautiful pic, beautiful bird.  I've seen them in the wild, but not around here.  You've captured it beautifully.

Karen
Brisbane southside.

Woko
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I think they're spores that the rosella is after, Araminta.

Timmo, young crimson rosellas are mostly green. I once asked a group why young Adelaide rosellas were mainly green. One smart fellow said: "We're all a little green when we're young."

timmo
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Damn, I forgot that - of course they are. Thanks Woko.

Cheers
Tim
Brisbane

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