Polytelis anthopeplus, a bird on the endangered list.
A bird of localised river region territory where a
great deal ot its natural habitat has been detroyed
for agriculture and towns.
This one is a male, but does not fit the book descriptin
precisely as his tail is a strong blue rather than the
What an amazingly brilliant colored bird Arija. I love how the bright red accents of the bill and the wing patches contrast with the yellow, blues and greens.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about its habitat being lost forever. We need to keep all of the birds we still have.
You have so colorful birds ! the once I see here are grey or with a little red (the robin)ReplyDelete
Arija, thanks for coming by yesterday. I have photos of a another garden near Philly posted today on my blog. Stop by.ReplyDelete
P.S. I like the bird pics very much!
love your photos here..thanks for sharing and the visit..God bless!!ReplyDelete
i'm following you now!!ReplyDelete
A beautiful bird!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful colorful bird...we have no birds as colorful except in zoos...ReplyDelete
How beautiful they are! Australia has far more beautiful birds than the European ones. Thanks for your visit to the Aboriginal art.ReplyDelete
Yes, a beautiful bird and photograph but I hate that it's endangered.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your postings - we used to live in Australia (Dandenong) for 6 years (1974-1980) when Australia was in need of teachers. We spent weekends roaming the bush, camera in hand searching for the wild terrestrial orchids -- like little elves, hiding in the grasses.....such a magical place Australia is.....it had such an ancient feeling....so once again, thanks for enabling me to see so much more nearly everyday!ReplyDelete
Oh wow!! So sad they are endangered. You are so lucky to have such beautiful birds there.ReplyDelete
Beautiful!! It is very interesting to me that in nature the male is always the prettier one...what happened to us humans? It would be so much easier if we didn't have to be the ones to put on the makeup & fix the hair & wear pretty clothes! Let's let the guys to that for a change!ReplyDelete
Australia sure has some fascinating birds. Amazing color on that one including the tail!ReplyDelete
What a regal Regent - so many beautiful colors. And, I can't help noticing that someone was toasting him with red wine!ReplyDelete
It is a beautiful bird for sure. And he looks like he's found the solution to shrinking habitat - a nice pub!! All kidding aside, I do hope they sruvive the loss, we are doing to much of that to too many species world-wide!ReplyDelete
What I would give to see that chap on my bird table with all my little brown jobs.ReplyDelete
A beautiful bird and definitely one I'd like to add to my list.ReplyDelete
Does he live with you? What a dear beautiful little bird.ReplyDelete
For those of you who wonder where the bird is, here is the answer. He lives with Hermann and Rita in Swan Reach in South Austraalia on the banks of the Murray river within the range of its natural territory. Hermann makes delicious red wine and they have a garden full of citrus, Avocado, peaches and other fruits, just drive in and pick up a bag of this or that.ReplyDelete
He's the most gorgeous bird.Is he a pet. Is he wild and visiting? Does he have a name?ReplyDelete
That's what makes us Rich. We are so much blessed by nature.ReplyDelete
Great photo of this colourful bird.
What a beautifully colored bird. Did it stop off at a bar?ReplyDelete
What a beautiful bird. You captured all the vibrant colors very well.ReplyDelete