Juvenile Pretty Girl

byronbackyard

Byron Bay, Australia

Artist's Description

A pair of Eastern Rosellas, mum and juvenile, come into my backyard most days to challenge the doves for the seed in the seed trays.
Eastern Rosellas are medium-sized colourful parrots with distinctive white cheek patches. It has a red head, neck and breast, with yellowish to greenish upper parts, a yellow underbody and a yellow-green to blue-green rump, with a red undertail. The shoulders are bright blue. Females are usually similar to males, but sometimes duller and young birds are even duller and can be aged by their bill colour, which is yellow or orange, changing to off-white when mature.
The Eastern Rosella uses one of its feet (usually the right foot) to hold food when eating on the ground or perched on a tree.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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