Greater Blue Bonnet Parrots Toowoomba Region

After a 10 year gap.. we were beyond excited to see a flock of Greater Blue Bonnet Parrots in the Toowoomba Region recently.

Also known as the Eastern Blue Bonnet, there are three sub-species which are found in distinct areas of distribution and this one is our particular species

(Northiella haematogaster N. h. haematorrhous) found in South Queensland to northern New South Wales.

We came across the birds, purely by chance, on our way to go birdwactching somewhere else. As soon as we spotted them fly by the car window and heard their call - we pulled over and that was the end of the birding trip, as this was a far better find!  

J & B