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|