However, as you can see they are not really very difficult to look at. They are noisy, bright, clever and very, very watchable.
These birds are feeding on split and germinated seeds around a horse feeding area on Magnetic Island in Queensland. Flocks of these birds formed an important part of the soundscape during the day, often flying over in crazed noisy flocks.
You can find heaps more splendid birds here at World Bird Wednesday.
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