Sunday, 14 August 2011

Pieces of Eight, Pieces of Eight!

As this is a transit day here are a few photographs of members the Parrot family I have seen in Australia, some of which are from a previous trip there. I have chosen the Psittacines partly because of their colourful and varied plumage, but mostly to 'bug' Dave (Parrotface) Penney. Dave's absolute passion are the Parrots, as a former breeder, and because of his e-mail when he saw the Australian King Parrot photographs recently, which simply read Greeeeeeeeeeer! My flight is via Bangkok, Thailand which is a 9 hour leg, 3 hours 'stop over' then onward to London, Heathrow which should take a further 12 hours. I feel a WINE coming on.

Crimson Rosella

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

Regent Parrot

Double-eyed Fig-Parrot

Red-capped Parrot

Eastern Rosella

Ringneck (Port Lincoln)

Little Corella

Rainbow Lorikeet

Elegant Parrot

Red-collared Lorikeet


The seriously endangered


Carnaby's Black Cockatoo, confined to just a small area within the Stirling Range Mountains of South West Australia.

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

It is hoped to get a post published tomorrow either from one of the airports, or even home.

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