Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday 285 - Eastern Rosella

The Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius) is a wonderful looking bird.  Unfortunately, I find them to be rather camera shy and nervous in the extreme.  They are not really uncommon, but as a result of their flighty nature, I see this bird far more often than I photograph it.

When I was out looking for the Powerful Owls last week I found a small flock the Rosellas.  While these are not the best pictures in the world I thought that people would like to see them as the bird is so brightly coloured.

This bird is about 30cm long and can be found in south east Australia and Tasmania. Due to their use as a logo on a bottle our family name for these birds is a Tomato Sauce Rosella - and of course I would never use that in the presence of serious birders!







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cheers - SM

26 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I agree about the difficulty of getting these in the lens; don't think I ever got one! Mountain Lowry (Crimson Rs) yes, Eastern, not a one. YAM xx

Phil Slade said...

I somehow imagined that all of your Australian parrots are confiding. But then the only ones I see are in gages or a zoos. Aaprt from of course the Ring-necked Parakeets, now in a town near me in holes previously taken by Great-spotted Woodpeckers.

Brian King said...

Gorgeous colors!

Margaret Adamson said...

This is one of my favourite Australian bird Stewart Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

NatureFootstep said...

I did see one of this beautiful bird. And it walked nicely on a beach. Was busy with some flowers and did not pay much attention to us. :)

Beth said...

Stunning, and Tomato sauce rosella works well is an easy to remember nickname.

eileeninmd said...

Hello the Rosella is beautiful, so colorful! Great photos.

Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day.

David Gascoigne said...

It is truly a beautiful bird and so identifiable with Australia. I am looking forward to seeing it again. Are Crimson Rosellas equally common where you are?

Breathtaking said...

Hello Stewart!:) These colourful birds are really beautiful, and your captures are lovely too. Thank you for sharing, and hosting.

Marie Smith said...

Such beautiful markings on the wings! Love these photos!

Lady Fi said...

Such delightful birds!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

It's a good thing I'm not a serious birder...huh

Rhodesia said...

You are lucky you get some very colourful birds there. Belated Happy New Year. Cheers Diane

June Caedmon said...

Nice of him/her to sit there so you had a clear shot through the trees! You take what you can get sometimes - thanks for sharing this beautiful bird, Stewart!

Missy George said...

Pretty colors..Are they in the Parrot/Parakeet family?? Good shots

photodoug said...

Stewart, Thanks for sharing.

Nora said...

I am so jealous, Stewart, a bird that is so pretty like that is unreal. He looks like someone has painted him. I wish he would fly here.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Red, blue, green and gold-- great combination, as has our Painted Bunting! Thanks for sharing these photos-- no apology as they are colorful and clear!

Ida said...

This bird is gorgeous. So colorful.

A Colorful World said...

They are so lovely! I think you got some great photos! So....you moved from the UK to Australia to be closer to family! Now, THAT was quite a move! :-) What we do....:-)

Linda said...

Beautiful bird! Tomato sauce is way too undignified for such a fine creature.

Vineeta Yashsavi said...

So Beautiful...

Lea said...

So colorful! Great photos!

Ranten said...

Lovely bird! It's much easier to get close to the birds without a camera? When we work in the garden, the birds are completely relaxed :-))

JP A Quiet Corner said...

The beautiful colors remind me of a parrot...:)JP

Pat Tillett said...

They don't get much prettier than that!
Great photos.