Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday - Australian Ringneck Parrots & Bonus


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

35 comments:

  1. Such delightful, colorful captures and such lovely birds, Arija!! I love them all! Hope your week is going well! Take care! Enjoy!

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  2. HI Arija Great capture of the var. Fairy Wren's tail. Both birds are lovely colours. Margaret

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  3. I love seeing the colourful birds. The parrots are beautiful.

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  4. Both gorgeous. Feathered enchantment. Thank you.

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  5. What a beautiful parrot! That little wren is a sweetie. Do you live in Flinders Ranges? That's such a lovely part of SA!

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  6. Beautiful and colorful bird.

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  7. This is a gorgeous bird and you're right about the cheeky look.

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  8. isn't that a magic place Wilpena? Love the ringneck and the var. fairy wren pics

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  9. Oh, so beautiful, they look like birds straight out of paradise!
    Hugs,
    Merisi

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  10. I always enjoy seeing your brightly colored birds. Love that little Fairy-Wren!

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  11. Dearest Arija,
    What a gorgeous pictures of the colorful ringneck parrot♡♡♡ I reminisce the sweet memory visiting your country.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  12. Ce sont de bien belles images, j'aime beaucoup cet univers !! félicitations !

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  13. I never know what to call them either. Coming from Vic my first exposure to them was in Alice Springs "Port Lincoln Ringnecks". I do like the idea of just "Australian ringneck" as you have done. A quick check of "the book" suggests that your bird may be the race of Australian ringneck known as Mallee Ringneck (the distribution is right for Flinders Ranges as well)!
    As if the bird cares!
    Enjoyed the photos and post!
    Peter

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  14. I think you are teasing me with this picture!!

    I had a look at the 9th edition of Pizzey and Knight at lunch time - I should have used that last week!

    Cheers and thanks for the link to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  15. That gorgeous little fairy wren is certainly a treat for our eyes .... I've never seen the variegated type before.

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  16. What a delight it must be to come across these amazingly colored birds in your environment. Wow.

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  17. Beautiful and colorful bird.
    Regards, Irma

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  18. oh, those fairy wrens are just a true delight! but i love to see your parrots in the wild!!! so colorful, so full of mischief!

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  19. I remember the first time I ever saw a Variegated Fairy-Wren (not in real life) in an artist's drawing of them. I thought they were magical little things,and you took great photos of both the pretty Ring-neck parrot too. Wonderful post Arija. Thank you :)

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  20. WE have nothing so glamorous here in Alabama!
    V

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  21. Oh my gosh....both the wren and the parrots are stupendous...but the parrot's coloring is gorgeous.

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  22. That Fairy wren is such a beauty and that colourful parrot. So nice to have these birds in the wild. Why don't we have such beautiful birds in our country, is it the cold? Thank you for sharing this all with us.

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  23. Arija, your parrot is beautiful. he is so colorful. And I love the cute fairy-wren, it is adorable. Wonderful sightings and photos.

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  24. That parrot certainly blends in with his environment. Lovely shots Arija.

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  25. I've seen many of our stunning Australian parrots but I've not seen this one before, so this was a real treat for me Arija - thank you!

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  26. Oh what a striking looking bird. I love the feather colours and the first image...greeting card lovely! I got your sweet message and will try to get back with you later. I have to be out of town all day today. Hugs to you and always with love~

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  27. Wish we had such colourful birds around here. What a feast for the eye!

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  28. Wow - great shots! Such a beautiful bird!

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  29. This is so much fun. They're such beautiful birds and of course so exotic to me (both the fairy wren and the parrots)...I always have to stop a while and just imagine how it would be to see parrots strolling around the yard!

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  30. Aren't those colours just wonderful! Thanks Arija for featuring the birds from my favourite part of South Australia.

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  31. Wow! Colorful bird! I have never seen this before!

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  32. lovely colorful birds. :) Great to be able to catch that tiny one. :)

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  33. The parrot is just gorgeous! Beautiful shots!

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  34. I'm reminded once again why there are so few bird pictures on my blog!!!! In a word - BLUR!!! Glad you don't have the same problem ...

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  35. Both these birds are new to me and both are lovely!

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