One of the reasons I went to North West Victoria a few weeks ago was to look for Mulga Parrots (Psephotellus varius).
When you get to the pictures, you will probably see why I wanted to see them. The Mulga Parrot is found over much of south and central Australia, but never seems to make it to the east coast. As a result it was not a bird I had seen before.
There is a marked difference between the males and females of this species, with the male being more brightly coloured. The scientific name refers to the fact that the bird possess a varied mosaic of colours. In fact one name used for this species in the past was the Various Parrot - which must be one of least helpful names I have come across!
These medium sized birds were photographed from hide at an established watering point. It was one of those days when you needed less than the maximum zoom on the lens. Fabulous.
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We are still in lock-down here even if infection numbers are low, but with luck restrictions will be lifted on Thursday. SM