The Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus) is a common enough parrot in my part of the world. I often see them in small flocks on sports ovals, golf courses and other such grassy places. Despite being rather colourful, they can be hard to spot in longer grass - and many of the times I see them they are heading off into the distance just after I have flushed them!
However, when I was at Patchewollock a month or so back a flock came into the bird table / water feature in the yard. I never thought otherwise, but they are a wonderful looking little bird - and for once in these pictures you can see why how they got their common name.
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Very colorful indeed! They look petite, more like a parakeet. We are just putting away the masks for outdoors and many shops and restaurants. Although we are vaccinated we do keep wearing them in public indoors locations, as many people may feel uneasy, not knowing whether you are safe or one of those (many) anti-vax screwballs who will only change their minds when a relative dies of COVID 19.ReplyDelete
Yours is pretty. Mine ugly.ReplyDelete
Great shots of the Parrot and good taht you were able to photograph the red rump. Thanks for hosting. stay safe and have a good week aheadReplyDelete
Beautiful birds! Love the patch of red!ReplyDelete
another delight - and somehow with this one I am always able to make sense of where the Budgerigar fits in! YAM xx
What a happy post!ReplyDelete
These budgies are very beautiful. I met them in Yarra Ben Park. They were a little family.ReplyDelete
I would like to live with the parakeets.
Have a nice day.
Surely one of the most delicately beautiful of all the parrots. i hope to see them again!ReplyDelete
Red-Rumped -No other name would do! Beautiful bird!ReplyDelete
Just another beauty from down under! Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
These birds look like they fell into bags of colorful gelatin!!! They are so BEAUTIFUL and to think that they were made by Mother Nature!...jpReplyDelete
What a pretty bird!ReplyDelete
In Virginia, we have dropped the mask mandate for fully vaccinated people except in healthcare and crowded settings. Our cases are down, at least for now. I have some concerns about variants and about the carelessness (and ignorance) of some people. I hope things improve for you soon.
Now THAT is a colorful bird! Great photographs, Stewart, to show us it's namesake.ReplyDelete
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Hi Stewart, beautiful photos of this parrots. I like them. Have a nice weekend.ReplyDelete