I am always so amazed at the different colours in parrots, they are all so beautiful. This little red rump parrot (I think it is a Red-Rump) gave me such an adorable look. The Dunedin Botanical gardens have a beautiful selection of parrots in the well kept Avery. And no… I did not have a treat for him… for once I obeyed the “Do Not Feed” signs…
Oooh!! Do You Have A Treat? – Red-Rump Parrot – Otago
The Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus), also known as the Red-backed Parrot or Grass Parrot, is a common bird of south-eastern Australia, particularly in the Murray-Darling Basin. Red-rumped Parrots can be found in pairs or flocks in open country with access to water. They avoid the coast and the wetter, more heavily wooded areas. Clearing of large tracts of forest and the provision of water for stock has probably extended their range. They are often seen in suburban parks and gardens. Their green plumage provides such a good camouflage in ankle length grasses that they can hide quite effectively until the viewer is only 10–20 metres away.
Otago Dunedin Botanical Gardens Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Southland New Zealand.
Oooh!! Do You Have A Treat? – Red-Rump Parrot