Wilcannia

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.

Australian pelican

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P1190714There is only one type of pelican in Australia, they are magnificent flyers and pretty smart. These pelicans had worked out that this weir, on the Darling River in mid west New South Wales, at a little town called Wilcannia, made spotting fish easy as they cascaded down the rocks.