Tuesday, 14 June 2011

World Bird Wednesday - Red-Rumped Parrot.

More parrots this week. Was playing with the kids this weekend when I noticed a flock of parrots on the oval - that's a sports ground for those of you not fully conversant with Australian jargon!

These parrots are common on sports fields, golf courses and other patches of grass - so its no surprise that their other name is Grass Parrot. You can see the males red-rump in the front of this picture. The greyish bird in the background is the female.

You can find more world birds here, and you can see the latest post on my other blog by clicking the Paying Ready Attention link on the RHS of the page.

Enjoy the birds.

15 comments:

texwisgirl said...

how pretty!!! (and thanks for explaining 'oval' for us!)

Gary said...

Really interesting capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sivinden said...

How exotic to see parrots out in the open;)
(From Sivinden, Norway)

BirdingMaine said...

Exotic indeed! Beautiful birds and a great capture!

Larry said...

Those are gorgeous colors on those Red-rumped Parrots Stewart!

Sondra said...

Awesome parrots Stewart!

eileeninmd said...

The are pretty birds and I love their colors. Wonderful photo and thanks for sharing these gorgeous parrots.

holdingmoments said...

Beautiful birds.
Lovely to see them how they should be; free. :-)

Andrew said...

Lovely birds to see.

mick said...

Nice bird - that's one I haven't seen either!

Marias Teater said...

You are so right with the gulls.. Believe me, if I had one little tiny possibility to shoot your parrots I would be very happy. Unfortunately in our country parrots are only in cages.

Springman said...

Red rumped parrot indeed. Around here we call that "Monkey Butt!" Great take Stewart!

Pat Ulrich said...

They sure are lovely -- really cool colors on them!

Hilke Breder said...

Australia has some exotic every-day birds that we get to see only in a zoo. I am a little envious!

bailey-road.com said...

What a beautiful, colorful bird!