Wednesday, November 23, 2011

World Bird Wednesday: Australian King Parrot

I have been waiting for this link up since last Thursday!! On our drive up into the D'Aguilar Range last week, we stopped for a coffee at the J.M Jones Tearooms and what a treat... I looked up into the Jacaranda tree and saw these cheeky Sulphur-crested Cockatoos.







Then this beautiful male Australian King Parrot flew over to the Jacaranda. What a photographic treat!! It looks like he has been in a fight!


The markings & colours are so striking... The male has a brilliant red head and breast, green wings, dark blue rump and black tail.

Not long after, a young female flew over. The female's colourings are quite different. Dull green body and head, bright blue rump and red underbelly.


The striped feathers under the tail are beautiful!

Inside the tearooms was a bucket of seed... and so a whole family of Australian King Parrots joined us.




LOVE those blues on the rump! Such striking colours.

Sorry for the extremely long post... I just had to share all these. I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did.

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22 comments:

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful series of the Cockatoos and Parrots.
Have a great day.

EG Wow said...

Parrots are dressed in such beautiful colours! It's hard for me to imagine them flying wild. It sounds so exotic!

Arija said...

Great shots showing all the different colours of the king parrots, both male and female. They are quite splendid birds but, unless tamed by feeding, often shy and hard to get in good lighting. Well done.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Beautiful birds & such wonderful shots! You really captured some great ones! =)

heyBJK said...

Beautiful shots of the cockatoo's, Liz! I especially like the last one. The colors on the King Parrots are amazing! Nicely done!

holdingmoments said...

Excellent series Liz. That Australian King Parrot is a stunner.

missing moments said...

Such beautiful birds and photos! The King Parrots are awesome!

Andrew said...

Wonderful images of all your beautiful birds..

mick said...

The White Cockies I can do without! They are so very destructive when they come into my yard!! The King Parrots are beautiful. Great photos of some very special moments with those birds.

Gary said...

All beauties!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

lisa said...

These are stunning photographs Liz!
How wonderful to have these birds around you.
I have a pet Umbrella Cockatoo.
His name is Riley, and he is a little sweetheart!

Thank you so much for sharing this week at The Creative Exchange.

Have a beautiful day!

lisa.

Filip Demuinck said...

Great pictures, the first one must have been difficult.

Greetings,
Filip

eileeninmd said...

How cool to see these in the wild. I just love your cockatooes and the parrots, awesome post. Your photos are wonderful.

bailey-road.com said...

Such beautiful, colorful birds! What a treat to see all these wonderful captures!

TexWisGirl said...

so amazing! great shots!

Nadege, said...

The colors are wonderful. You have captured the birds so well.

Springman said...

No words necessary here, the bird photographs do the talking. What heavenly birds you have. The colors are almost incomprehensible. Thank you for sharing these perfectly detailed treasurers!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos Liz. Did you use a flash for any of them or was the light so good?
Love King Parrots!

Aino said...

What a beautiful creature and lovely images.

Bec said...

These are all absolutely amazing shots.

Larry said...

Beautiful shots of these gorgeous parrots Liz! That golden iris really sets off the other amazing colors of this species. I think the more subtle coloring of the female King Parrot is most attractive.

Seeing Each Day said...

My eyes are kind of wide after just going through all these incredible bird shots you've shared. I'd really like to take the time to comment on several of them because you've done such a great and skilful job, but time isn't on my side this morning (you know that whole, you should provide your child with breakfast each day, make sure they're dressed and happy and then that other thing about being on time for work........) BUT I cannot leave without saying that your very last photo simply takes the cake - love everything about it.

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