Sunday, 22 November 2009

Cockatiel

Although I am not a fan of birds in cages these belong to our son who when younger bred them.
This is not a naturally occurring colour as the body is normally grey.
As it has been too hot to go out of late and no sign of rain we will have to make do with what comes to our yard instead.
We are participating in a programme to monitor the Grey-crowned Babbler, lucky for us they are regular visitors to our garden. We have 8 here at present, because of the heat they enjoy our bird bath. Between the Rainbow Lorikeets, Grey-crowned Babbler, Blue-faced Honeyeater, Noisy Miner and Little Friarbird all taking turns no wonder we had to fill it 4 times today.

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Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus)

10 comments:

Mosura said...

Nice looking birds. One good thing about the cage is they are a lot easier to photograph than my YTB Cockies :-)

eileeninmd said...

They are beautiful birds. I am happy to see that there are two of them together. At least they might not be lonely. If it is possible for birds to be lonely?

Snail said...

I'm not much of a fan either, but cockatiels make such good companions.

I saw my first wild one on my last trip down south. Wish I could remember where it was --- somewhere in western Queensland, I think. (Well, that should narrow it down!)

mick said...

The yard birds are lucky to have you to look after them so well. Nice photo.

Nicole said...

These are two Beauties.
Look like they are smart ones too :)

Neil said...

Thanks everyone.

Kelly said...

...they are very pretty. I'm sure he enjoys them a lot.
As you summer sets in, our winter approaches. I think when it's freezing here, I'll like reading about your sunshine and heat (although it sounds a bit excessive now...).

Neil said...

Thanks Kelly it was 40 the other day in the shade with a breeze blowing.

Wren said...

Cute, and smart - what's not to like?

Larry Jordan said...

Ah yes Neil, it sounds like our summers here in Northern California. Over 100 degrees Fahrenheit and no rain. I am glad autumn is here now. Nice shots of the Cockatiels.