Thursday, October 29, 2015

TERRIGAL - KING PARROTS - 18 OCTOBER 2015

We had visitors. A pair of Australian King Parrots landed on the deck and stayed for a short while. They are such a pretty bird. They have only visited occasionally. :)




Here is some birdy info:

Alisterus scapularisPsittacidae


Male Australian King-Parrots are the only Australian parrots with a completely red head. Females are similar to males except that they have a completely green head and breast. Both sexes have a red belly and a green back, with green wings and a long green tail. King parrots are normally encountered in pairs or family groups.

 
King-Parrots are usually found in rainforests or wet sclerophyll forests


The King-Parrot mostly forages in trees for seeds and fruit.


King-Parrots lay their eggs on a bed of decayed wood-dust at the bottom of a deep hollow in the trunk of a tree. Often the entrance is high in the tree (10 m) but the eggs are near the ground (0.5 m).

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