Monday, January 26, 2009

BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKLY ~ 11 King Parrot

Please enlarge for a better look.



King Parrot, Alisterus scapularis in the Victorian Alps



These are male King Parrots, I am sorry I could
not manage to get a female as well.



It is quite a large parrot, these two shots were outside
a reataurant so they were quite fearless.



The green plumage is much brighter than it appears
in these shots.
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21 comments:

  1. What a beauty! I thought that with parrots male and female had the same colouring. At least I saw it on National Geographic.I might be wrong though. That was interesting for they stick together to their own race.

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  2. Wil,
    I can only think of one Australian parrot off hand where the male and female are the same colouring and that is the Crimson Rosella.

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  3. These are perfect shots! Love them. Love the color of these handsome birds.

    Paz

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  4. That closeup is an amazing shot! What vibrant color,.. I'd love to see one.

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  5. Holy cow! These are beautiful birds!

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  6. Amazingly beautiful birds. I have never even seen a picture of one before. thanks

    An Arkie's Musings

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  7. I have just done a bird count for the RSPB - how I wish I could have had that beautiful thing in my garden!

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  8. What beautiful birds coloured in red and black. Such beauties we can here only see in the zoo.
    Liebe Grüsse
    Elfe

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  9. Those are beautiful birds,not seen anywhere near here.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  10. I love the King Parrots, they also bring their young ones into the garden. Are very keen on the vegetable gardeners tomatoes!

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  11. That red color is unbelievably gorgeous. Nice photos!

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  12. What a bright bird! And the backgrounds are lovely on the top two photos, too.

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  13. So beautiful Arija... I can hardly imagine parrots flying wild.. Must be such a sight ....

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  14. So these Parrots fly wild their? What a beautiful bird to photograph.

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  15. Stunning! What beautiful birds.

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  16. I wonder why birds where you are are so much more colourful?

    I have never seen such contrast or beauty. If I didn't know it was use posting these I would suspect they were altered in photoshop.

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  17. What an utter beauty that male parrot is. I would love to have one visit my garden but the poor thing would freeze to death - or drown!

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  18. thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you will be able to come and visit NZ. You are only in South Australia, which is just across the ditch.

    I hope you hav efully recovered. Your photos are very beautiful. I like the ones of tall trees and am amzed how tall they have grown.

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