Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday 304 - Crimson Rosella

It's another photo essay this week - although there is some sign of relaxation on the horizon!

These birds are Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) and it's not hard to see where that common name came from!

These bird were regular, if rather timid, visitors to the house we rented in Halls Gap, in the Grampians a few week ago.  This is where a long lens is very useful.  I managed to get a pictures of these birds on a couple of mornings, but I may have to leave some for a later date.

These guys are adults, and they really are these colours!








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30 comments:

Phil Slade said...

It's another cracking bird Stewart. There does seem equal amounts of blue and crimson though.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

What gorgeous colours.

Margaret Adamson said...

This is one of my favourite cloured birds from Australia Stewaart. Toa anseryou question. No I have not seen any cygnets yet a bit eary but I have seen several sets of ducklings )see saturday's post and today I saw a goose with her 3 gosleys at out Ward Park. Thanks for hosting and have a good week.

Sharon Wagner said...

Wow! What a looker.

Rhodesia said...

Beautiful bird and great photos. Cheers Diane

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nice isolation and plumage detail!

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Nature is the best artist! Beautiful bird!

Findlay Wilde said...

Really stunning birds.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
they are lovely and as you say. Had a fair few of them up around us, but unlike the cockies and the loris, or the kookas and the maggies, the just sat and watched. Their beautiful ringing call was always a delight. YAM xx

BumbleVee said...

Wow....all I can think to say is WOW .... what colour indeed!

David Gascoigne said...

I am sure that they are just waiting for me to come and gaze at them!

Brian King said...

The colors on these guys are gorgeous!

Marie Smith said...

Such vibrant colours. Wonder what it sounds like?

Marcia said...

So why do I think parakeet or budgie when I see these birds? Are they related? Such colors!

Lady Fi said...

What a stunning bird!

betty-NZ said...

Gorgeous creature!

Liz Needle said...

Lovely shots of your Crimson Rosella. Great minds must think alike. My post this week is on the Adelaide subspecies of the Crimson Rosella.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

those last two shots are awesome

photodoug said...

Stewart, what a colorful beauty. Thanks for sharing.

Rhodesia said...

Forgot to add that I also have trouble with birds of prey here in France I can never get shots of them. Africa is so much easier! Cheers Diane

Betty Crow said...

They sure are beautiful birds and you got some great shots!

TheChieftess said...

Wow! Those birds are beautiful!!! They seem to have some similarities to parrots! And they reminded me of South Africa’s Lilac Breasted Roller...in red!!!

A Colorful World said...

Oh what glorious birds! Beautiful colors once again...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Amazing colors on those feathers. They make Florida birds seem pale and colorless. Thanks for sharing ... and for hosting.

Missy George said...

Beautiful colors..Thanks for sharing..

Lea said...

What a fantastically colorful bird!
Thanks for hosting WBW!

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Beth said...

So exotic! The feather pattern on the back is amazing.

Hootin' Anni said...

Gorgeous colors!

JP A Quiet Corner said...

What a beautiful bird, Stewart!!! It reminds me of a cherry Popsicle...:)JP