Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Pale-headed Rosella

During a break in the wet weather we are having at the moment, this adult Pale-headed Rosella came to our feeder with a young one. 


Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus palliceps)


Pale-headed Rosella Juvenile
The Juvenile's lose the red feathers on the head at about 3 months of age.

On no, here we go again, Flooded in for the 3rd time this year, and it is only February! 211mm and counting.

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28 comments:

mick said...

Beautiful bird and great photos. I don't see anything interesting in the rain! I don't see those birds at all!!

Karen said...

Lovely little guy. Looks similar to a budgie.

Gracie O'Tripp said...

What a beautiful bird and great photos

NatureStop said...

Greetings from Oman!!!
Lovely shots.Thanks for sharing.Have a great day!

Shantana

Stewart M said...

Hope you do OK in the flood - not good news.

Great bird.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Life Images by Jill said...

what a lovely little fellow.
I hope you stay safe from the floods and they don't affect you too much. You seem to have had a few over the last few years.
i am linking up to you through Our World Tuesday.

Gary said...

Beautiful colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HansHB said...

Nice bird, great post for the theme!

eileeninmd said...

Your Rosella is beautiful, lovely photos. I hope the flood water recede quickly, they look awful. Have a happy day!

TexWisGirl said...

sorry about the flooding - and the fires on the other extreme! beautiful bird, though! gorgeous!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful bird; so exotic to me. Beautiful color.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Exotic beautiful colored bird..thank you for sharing.

Carletta said...

Blue is my favorite color so this little guy gets my attention.
Wonderful shots! I'd love to have something like this in my area.
So sorry to hear about the flood. Stay safe.

Carole M. said...

a lovely rosella; I only get to see the Easter rosella around here

Nora at Island Rambles said...

That is an amazing cute little bird....looks like the ones we see in shops here. Hope the rains stop soon.

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show a beautiful Rosella. Wish you a good day :) Hanne Bente

Phil said...

That is an attractive looking bird to have in the garden. Sorry about your rain. We had our rainy spells last year but its been dry for a week or two now . Ooops shouldn't have said that.

Anni said...

VERY pretty...I'd love to have something this beautiful in MY backyard feeder.

She Who Carries Camera said...

Being from the USA, it's so hard to imagine these gorgeous birds out in the wild!

Ken Schneider said...

Such a beautiful bird. Hope your respite from the deluge keeps up for a few more days!

i stora drag said...

How nice to see this bird out in the nature. In Sweden they are kept in bird cages!

Oh, I feel sorry for you with all that rain and floodings! How awful it must be - and scary too! Hope it soon will dry up again!
Greetings Pia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Came back because I realize I didn't say anything about your expected floods ...hope you're OK...it hasn't been a good year at all weatherwise has it?

Richard Pegler said...

That's a really cool bird Neil.

Wishing you all the best of luck with the weather!

NatureFootstep said...

lovely bird with great coloring.
Hope your weather will get better. .)

Esther Joy said...

What gorgeous birds - and wonderful photos of them!

Amanda said...

lovely! haven't seen your parrot before, only on the Aust Geo poster that's on the toilet door at the moment!

EG CameraGirl said...

Such a pretty bird! It looks so exotic to me. :)

Indrani said...

You caught them well in your lens. :)
Happy WW!