The Australian Ringneck Parrot, Barnardius zonarius,
these were taken at Wilpena Pound but birds of the same
coloration were also documented in the N.Flinders Ranges
As no two learned tomes agree on regional differences and names,
I am not prepared to hang my hat on any of the seven pegs
I have checked.
Below, a bird in it's native habitat
and feeding on tiny berries on the planted native vegetation
parrots so often look like they are laughing at one with that
cunning look in the eye and cheeky grin
these jokers invariably park themselves in the middle of
vegetation or in dense shade.
Just because I can, a little, and I really mean tiny, treat for the eyes
a Variegated Fairy-Wren from the N. Flinders Ranges.
Do click to enlarge that flirty tail!
Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday