Sunday, 25 October 2009

Australian King Parrot

This male King Parrot decided to pay us a visit the other day and by the looks of it the Rainbow Lorikeets would have preferred he did not come at all.

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Australian King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis)
Rainbow Lorikeet ( Trichoglossus haematodus)





Australian King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis)


16 comments:

mick said...

Great photos of the King Parrot. Wish one would come into my garden again.

Duncan said...

The rainbows are just bullies Neil, they scoot the kings from any seed we put out too.

Neil said...

Thanks Mick they will visit you again in time.
Yes Duncan the rainbows are bullies but the King Parrot stood its ground and the Rainbows left first

diane said...

They are beautiful birds. I like the lorikeets too. A kookaburra visited me this week.

Neil said...

Thanks Diane for your comments.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photo of the King Parrot. What a cool and colorful bird.

Gouldiae said...

G'day Neil,
Isn't the male Kingy a wonderful photo subject? A perennial delight. I always look forward to their return around here.
Regards,
Gouldiae.

Neil said...

Thanks Eileen and Gouldiae they are great to have around.

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

Oh man! Those are really beautiful birds!

Neil said...

Thanks Bob & Cynthia they are very beautiful.

Wren said...

They are both beautiful species, but I think you're right about the Lorikeet's opinion of the parrot. If looks could kill ...

Neil said...

Thanks Wren for your comment.

Tabib said...

Beautiful rainbow colours.

Neil said...

Thanks Tabib they are beautiful rainbow colours.

Larry Jordan said...

Both the Lorikeets and the King Parrot are incredibly gorgeous birds and I think Wren is right. That second photo looks as if the Lorikeet is ready to take a bite out of the King Parrot. The last shot really shows off the King Parrot's colors.

Neil said...

Thanks Larry for your comment.