Sunday, 1 January 2012

New Year's Eve visitors

We had a visit early evening from a family of King Parrots Alisterus scapularis, male and female and their two offspring. These parrots are often visitors but usually in the tree tops and only occasionally venturing down to the veranda to check if there is any feed, but as we don't put food out it is generally a quick visit.

Adult female King Parrot

Adult male King Parrot
These beautiful large parrots frequent the forest areas down the east coast of Australia and have become regular visitors to many leafy suburban gardens, where people put out seed for birds.

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