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
Such delightful, colorful captures and such lovely birds, Arija!! I love them all! Hope your week is going well! Take care! Enjoy!ReplyDelete
HI Arija Great capture of the var. Fairy Wren's tail. Both birds are lovely colours. MargaretReplyDelete
I love seeing the colourful birds. The parrots are beautiful.ReplyDelete
Both gorgeous. Feathered enchantment. Thank you.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful parrot! That little wren is a sweetie. Do you live in Flinders Ranges? That's such a lovely part of SA!ReplyDelete
Beautiful and colorful bird.ReplyDelete
This is a gorgeous bird and you're right about the cheeky look.ReplyDelete
isn't that a magic place Wilpena? Love the ringneck and the var. fairy wren picsReplyDelete
Oh, so beautiful, they look like birds straight out of paradise!ReplyDelete
I always enjoy seeing your brightly colored birds. Love that little Fairy-Wren!ReplyDelete
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*
Ce sont de bien belles images, j'aime beaucoup cet univers !! félicitations !ReplyDelete
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)!ReplyDelete
As if the bird cares!
Enjoyed the photos and post!
I think you are teasing me with this picture!!ReplyDelete
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
That gorgeous little fairy wren is certainly a treat for our eyes .... I've never seen the variegated type before.ReplyDelete
What a delight it must be to come across these amazingly colored birds in your environment. Wow.ReplyDelete
Beautiful and colorful bird.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
WE have nothing so glamorous here in Alabama!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh....both the wren and the parrots are stupendous...but the parrot's coloring is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Arija, your parrot is beautiful. he is so colorful. And I love the cute fairy-wren, it is adorable. Wonderful sightings and photos.ReplyDelete
That parrot certainly blends in with his environment. Lovely shots Arija.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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~ReplyDelete
Wish we had such colourful birds around here. What a feast for the eye!ReplyDelete
Wow - great shots! Such a beautiful bird!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Aren't those colours just wonderful! Thanks Arija for featuring the birds from my favourite part of South Australia.ReplyDelete
Wow! Colorful bird! I have never seen this before!ReplyDelete
lovely colorful birds. :) Great to be able to catch that tiny one. :)ReplyDelete
The parrot is just gorgeous! Beautiful shots!ReplyDelete
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 ...ReplyDelete
Both these birds are new to me and both are lovely!ReplyDelete