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Who's Joseph & Why Are They Talking About My Coat? - Scarlet-Chested Parrot - NZ by AndreaEL
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The Scarlet-chested Parrot (Neophema splendida), known alternately as Scarlet-breasted parrot, Orange-throated parrot or Splendid parrot, is a parrot endemic to central South Australia and inland southern Western Australia. The species is sexually dimorphic; the male has a bright blue face and scarlet chest and yellow underparts, amid overall green plumage, while the female is similar but lacks the red chest. These nomadic parakeets move readily from the Great Victoria Desert region into neighbouring areas. These interruptions are triggered by a search for more favourable conditions. They can survive quite well without access to drinking water, however, as succulent plants help meet much of their fluid requirement. They feed mainly on grass seeds and are most commonly sighted in spinifex. The Scarlet-chested Parrot is sparsely scattered across the dryer southern parts of the Australian continent, from Pingelly, Corrigin and Laverton in Western Australia east across South Australia and into the southern Northern Territory and into far western New South Wales. It has been classified as vulnerable in New South Wales, the dangers highlighted include the harvesting of trees that are potential and actual nesting sites, as larger trees are necessary for suitable hollows, possible trapping for the pet trade, and grazing by stock and feral animals. They inhabit dry Eucalyptus and Acacia scrubland and grassland, including Atriplex and Triodia. They inhabit dry Eucalyptus and Acacia scrubland and grassland, including Atriplex and Triodia. True estimates of rarity or abundance are difficult to determine; although the bird is brightly coloured, it is secretive and easily overlooked.
This little Scarlet-Chested Parrot looked amazing with the sunlight illuminating under his tail, they are such bright and beautiful little parrots. Gore Gardens Southland New Zealand
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 July 27th 2011

Who’s Joseph & Why Are They Talking About My Coat?

ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL….
Got to love peanuts! – Red-Winged Parrot

I Am An Eye Catcher.. That Nobody Can Deny!! -Rainbow Lorikeet

Scarlett O’Hara! – Scarlet Macaw

Did You Say Handsome!! – That’s Me! – Sun Conure

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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 3 years ago

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 3 years ago

    Wow! What a little beauty! So vibrant in colors.

  • Your support and lovely comments are very much appreciated, thank you Bunny

    – AndreaEL

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 3 years ago

    Nature went all out in giving this bird such glorious coloring! Fabulous capture!

  • Your support and lovely comments are very much appreciated, thank you Dot. Nature sure did bless this little one with a very beautiful combination of colours.

    – AndreaEL

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 3 years ago

    You know, the same goes for ALL the birds you have shown on the right!

  • Thank you Dot, they sure are colourful.

    – AndreaEL

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 3 years ago

    Great shot and wonderful title

  • Your support and lovely comments are very much appreciated, thank you Shulie

    – AndreaEL

  • joycee
    joyceealmost 3 years ago

    Superb shot Andrea! This is so special.

  • Your support and lovely comments are very much appreciated, thank you Joyce

    – AndreaEL

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful fellow, brilliant color

  • Your support and lovely comments are very much appreciated, thank you Byron

    – AndreaEL

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...almost 3 years ago

    Close colouring to our rainbow lorikeet, ay.

    Another gorgeous and impressive capture! xxx

  • Your support and lovely comments are very much appreciated, thank you Donna. Yes they do have very similar colouring

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carteralmost 3 years ago

    beautiful colours Andrea xxmust be a candidate for nature’s paintbox xx

  • Your support and lovely comments are very much appreciated, thank you Lynn. Yes it sure is.

    – AndreaEL

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaalmost 3 years ago

    Great shot and what a beautiful parrot, Andrea. Love its colours.

  • Your support and lovely comments are very much appreciated, thank you Ralph, they do have amazing colours

    – AndreaEL

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