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Friday, October 26, 2012

Red-Rumped Parrot Pair - Meringandan Outskirts 25/10/12

I love these beautiful red-rumped parrot's and was pleased to see a pair at Meringandan in a patch of trees with many hollows in them.  In the past I have seen Rainbow-Lorikeets and the Red-Rumped Parrots in the nesting hollows and also Apostlebids and Grey-Crowned Babblers in the branches. Unfortunately in recent years the introduced  Common Myna's have taken over the hollows and the Starlings have many nests in the trees and its is rare to see the native parrots in the hollows any more.  The baby Myna's and Starlings were very loud, calling out  to their parents.  I have added a picture of a Common Starling with a large insect for its young, also taken in the same tree.  J.G.

Red-Rumped Parrot Pair - Meringandan Outskirts 25/10/12

Common Starling with large Insect for its hungry young. Meringandan Outskirts 25/10/12

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    1. Thanks so much, they are beautiful little parrots.

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  2. Hi Judi,
    Nice shot of the Red-Rumps. They are a very under-rated bird and being fairly common it's easy to overlook their beauty. Your starling looks like the introduced Common Starling. The Metallic is found in north Qld so it would be a fair way out of range.
    Cheers, John

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    1. Thanks John! Opps my mistake with the Id of the Starling, I will fix it up asap.. I must admit I just "presumed" that was what it was and didn't check it in my book before posting! Thankyou

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  3. Good work Judi! Love Red-rumps... they may be common but they are great photographic targets! Also agree with John.. It's a Common Starling that in the light you have captured it.. looks Metallic!
    Cheers Chris

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    1. Thanks Chris for the comment and for the correction on the ID of the Starling! I certainly should have checked the book before presuming its id! I will fix it up, thanks heaps its much appreciated. Judi

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  4. Because red-rumps are so common in our area, they're often overlooked! And I always think it's a bonus to get a good bird pic!!

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    1. Yes while they are common, they are still very beautiful little birds.... always welcome visitors to our patch.

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