03 June 2014

Red-winged Parrots

Location: Carnarvon Gorge, Central Qld

Late afternoon and these Red-Winged Parrots were in to feed on the Macrozamia fruits.  The outer coral-coloured flesh is palatable to parrots, kangaroo and wallabies too.






  The large seed inside is quite toxic though.  Isn't nature amazing?  Animals and birds eat the flesh, and leave the seed to regenerate over time.



yellow-tipped tail

male

Thirty Wilderness Lodges were nicely spaced for privacy.  There is an abundance of the natural growing Macrozamias wherever you walk.

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37 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Nothing like the Red-Winged Parrots, excellent photos Carole.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carole that looks like a lovely place to stay and go birding. Now I do not think I have seen this Parrot before so it was lovely looking at your photographs and seeing what it eats.

eileeninmd said...

They are beautiful parrots..And smart too. Lovely photos. Have a happy day!

Susan said...

Oh yes, definitely... nature has it all sorted :D)
Beautiful parrots and I do love that wallaby shot too.

cranethie said...

Not a parrot that we get to see in Melbourne - however I did see one in Mt Surprise during a trip we took to to FNQ one year.
Thanks for reminding me and for bringing back happy memories of a happy trip we took to escape the cold Melbourne winter!
Take care
Cathy

Stewart M said...

Splendid looking birds - not a bird I have seen very often.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

TexWisGirl said...

marvelous birds! (and wallaby, too!) amazing they know what to eat and what not to.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I wondered why the seeds were left alone. After seeing the male, I no longer wondered how they came by their name.

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Carole.
Beautiful parrot.
Nice place to stay and go birding.
Greetings Irma

Gail Dixon said...

Gorgeous birds and well photographed!

Karen said...

Gorgeous parrots, and a cute wallaby. I love the shots of the parrot in the trees.

Helma said...

Truly beautiful Carole. When you are the parrots fly just in the wild and that I love. Also you kangaroo is very nicely. The tree with fruit I find very special to see. I enjoyed :-)
Greetings, Helma

Roy Norris said...

Amazing colours Carole. You have some really colourful birds to observe.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful place this is, Carole, and that little wallaby is just precious!

mick said...

Great photos of the parrots. It looks like a very interesting place to visit.

Jan Castle said...

What lovely coloring...must be a delight to see them everyday!!!
Hugs,
Jan

Carver said...

Beautiful flamboyant animals.

Montanagirl said...

Amazing shots of the birds and Wallaby. Such a beautiful parrot!

Frank said...

Carole ... thanks for sharing a new Parrot species for me. Lovely location and images.

Christian Weiß said...

Stunning photos, you have a fascinating nature.

orchid Miyako said...

Sweet parrot and kangaroo; enjoying their treat "Macrozamia"♡♡♡ Wonderful pictures which make me so reminiscent f your country.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Brian King said...

Wow, what gorgeous birds! This is the first time I've seen photos of them.

thewovenspoke said...

Beautiful parrots and wonderful photography, so colorful everything.

Cosette Paneque said...

Great photos. The wallaby is super cute.

Made by KKann said...

Parrots and kangaroos - so wonderful to see.

Gary Phillips said...

Great sequence!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Carole.. Thanks for your comment.. Nice pics. Cheers!!!..

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos of the parrots. They're gorgeous birds.

Ida said...

Those parrots are beautiful. I love the bright green of their feathers.

Arija said...

Your Red-winged parrot is a beauty in comparison to our Red-rumped equivalent down south. Lovely shots too.

Birgitta said...

Beautiful, colorful birds! Great photos Carole!

Phil Slade said...

They are such beautiful parrots Carole. The colours are amazing especially the way the one just blends into the centre of the Macrozamia tree. An unusual name for a tree too.

Ela said...

Wow ! Such amazing place !
And your photos are gorgeous !
Greetings

Christian Perrin said...

I've always been fascinated by this Parrot species, as the distribution map shows it lives teasingly close to Brisbane, yet I've never seen one. Good to see what kind of (beautiful!!!) country it lives in.

bailey-road.com said...

Gorgeous, colorful birds!

Florence said...

What a beautiful bird! Good photos too!

Ein wenig hiervon & davon said...

You get some great pictures - they made me smile!

My post for Nature Notes:
http://einwenighiervonunddavon.blogspot.de/2014/06/etwas-gekauftes-etwas-gepflucktes.html

Frauke