29 November 2011

Australian King Parrot

This little stunner in Christmas colours was seen at the Bird Sanctuary in Healesville, Victoria.


Birds in Backyards informs that the King-Parrots lay their eggs on a bed of decayed wood-dust at the bottom of a deep hollow in the trunk of a tree.  Often the entrance is high in the tree (10 m), but the eggs are near the ground (0.5 m); goodness, that's quite a drop; what a lot of work!

The loud call of a King Parrot can also be heard in MP3 format at the above link.

Linking to: Work of the Poet for

18 comments:

Nadege, said...

Wow, a fabulous capture, so crisp and sharp, such gorgeous plumage.

Ann said...

What a beauty! Obviously a dandy who wants to be seen and admired. :)

Judy said...

Wonderful colours! I have never seen anything like this fellow! I love the hint of red down the centre of the underside of his tail!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

He is a cutey ~ Great photo! ~ ~ Perfect for RT ~ thanks, Carol (A Creative Harbor)

the cuby poet said...

This is such a beautiful parrot fit for any UK zoo!

TexWisGirl said...

such a beauty! so soft!

Ellie said...

What a stunning bird, he has such beautiful colours.
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Filip Demuinck said...

This is a fantastic picture and parrot.

Greetings,
Filip

chubskulit said...

Very pretty!

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Debbie said...

gorgeous colors, beautiful shot!!

Sharyl said...

Oooo...and Ahhh! What a lovely creature! And what a clear, perfect photo!

Jan Castle said...

WOW Carole....he's beautiful! Sounds like the eggs are safe and sound! TFS
Paper Hugs,
Jan

missing moments said...

He has beautiful plumage!

Lyn S said...

Now this beauty posed perfectly for the camera! Gorgeous colours!

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Leah H. said...

Oh, so cute..want to hug the bird:)

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Geke said...

Lovely bird, lovely colors and a great picture!

Ida said...

What a gorgeous bird. Love the bright colors. Your photo really shows off it's beauty.