caught this male (polytelis anthopeplus)
sitting on a fence these pretty parrots inhabit casurina woodlands mallee and acacia scrublands ,adjacent farmlands in western australia sometimes seen in pairs or small groups
their fight is graceful swift, erratic wings swept back
and they have a loud harsh currak-currak call whilst in flight
they are a sight to behold when in flight shot taken with
Fuji S100FS iso 400 in Narrogin western australia

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  • Sue Martin
    Sue Martinover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Rick… the colours are fantastic xx

  • thanks Sue been trying to get a shot of these for some time now
    today was it although fairly overcast, we need some sunshine

    – Rick Playle

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleeover 5 years ago

    this is beautiful…..
    I have to ask, are these the little birds I sometimes see on the side of the road….when one is killed, the mate always sits there beside the dead bird?
    – it is so touching and poignant, often brings tears to my eyes…..but I don’t know what kind of bird they are…only that they look a lot like this little one.

  • well you do see these on the sides of the road at times
    and yes sometimes they do transpire, I think with most of the parrot family they mate for life, know what you mean when you see this.
    though i think I see more 28 parrots that have met a untimely end
    on the roadside mostly when there is a lot of grain being transpoted to the ports

    – Rick Playle

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleeover 5 years ago

    i know about the 28s…… but they don’t seem to be quite so concerned when their fellows get skittled on the roads…
    - it is these little soft green parrots, that seem to sit beside their dead mate, often for a very long time, as if waiting, or grieving…..or “something”….. at least I think it is these parrots….

  • Rick Playle
    Rick Playleover 5 years ago

    yes think you are right its so sad
    these are quite unique in their colouring as to the other varitys
    we have, though even the western rosella with their bright colours
    do the same when they loose a mate

  • sassyskink
    sassyskinkover 5 years ago

    great capture, and they are also a commonwealth listed threatened species!

  • thanks steven was unaware they we listed
    appreciate your comment

    – Rick Playle

  • Tom Newman
    Tom Newmanover 5 years ago

    A beautiful shot Rick superb detail and colour capture , the DoF is perfect :-)

  • thank you Tom much appreciated

    – Rick Playle

  • ilpo laurila
    ilpo laurilaover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture Rick.

  • many thanks for you comment
    most appreciated

    – Rick Playle

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 5 years ago

    Awesome capture, my friend!

  • thank you kindly for you comment
    appreciate you stopping by for look

    – Rick Playle

  • Kathy Reid
    Kathy Reidover 5 years ago

    Awesome capture, the colour tones on this parrot are wonderful! Great Shot Rick!

  • thank you Kathy
    very much appreciate your comment
    regards rick

    – Rick Playle

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