Australian ringneck

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Another parrot spotted at Wilcannia, NSW. These are long-tailed green parrots with a yellow ring on the neck. This particular variety is called Mallee, different varieties having slightly different body colours but all with the distinct yellow hind-neck. They moved very quickly having a bath under the sprinkle but as it’s the only photo I have adding it to my log.


red-rumped parrot 2

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P1190784Here is another photo of the red-rumped parrot. While the previous photo showed the namesake red-rump, this angle displays the yellow breast and abdomen.

red-rumped parrot

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P1190737I’m partway through a road trip that will take me through ‘outback’ New South Wales, South Australia, Northern Territory, and Victoria. Hoping to spot a few different birds on these travels and here is one of the first. Red-rumped parrots are around 27cm. The males, like this one, have the bright green feathers and red rump while the females are a plain greenish brown. I spotted this one in mid-west NSW at a little town called Wilcannia.

cheeky visitors

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P1190347.jpgRainbow lorikeets are common birds here in Australia, and they can become very bold, like a┬ápair who came right to the glass door of the place I was housesitting and peered in at me, chattering non-stop, until I relented and gave them some food… a practice I don’t normally do for wild birds, but one they were used to by the home owner and clearly expected. It did give a lovely opportunity though to snap some close photos.