Shot captured at Echo Point, Blue Mountains, NSW. December 2011 during an early morning stroll.

Australian King-Parrot Alisterus scapularis
Family: Psittacidae Order: Psittaciformes

Male Australian King-Parrots are the only Australian parrots with a completely red head. Females are similar to males except that they have a completely green head and breast. Both sexes have a red belly and a green back, with green wings and a long green tail.

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  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot Polly !!

  • Thank you so much Ellanita

    – Sharon Brown

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Polly…..

  • Many thanks Thomas

    – Sharon Brown

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Polly

  • Thank you very much Larry

    – Sharon Brown

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

    Oh, he’s a beauty! Great shot!

  • Many thanks Donna

    – Sharon Brown

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsabout 3 years ago

    Nice strong colours & detail Polly. Well done.

  • Thank you very much Michael

    – Sharon Brown

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 3 years ago

    I do envy you your wild birds , they are such beautiful colours compared to ours :-)

  • Thank you Audrey…they are pretty, I’ll agree with that.

    – Sharon Brown

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyabout 3 years ago

    What a pretty bird – such stark colour contrast

  • Thank you very much

    – Sharon Brown

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 3 years ago

    Seem to be a few at that location Polly..great shot of one of my favourite Aussie parrots..funny the ringneck that is sitting on my shoulder at the moment is looking at this gem..cheers.

  • Thank you Warren…there were heaps there being fed by staff

    – Sharon Brown

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Many thanks Ray

    – Sharon Brown

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoalmost 3 years ago

    I remember seeing one of these wild in the Dandenongs, such an amazing thing to see… well as wild as they can be landing on the people with food for them :-P

    Sadly not one of my photos of them came out. Ah well, always next time! Great capture!

  • They are so pretty. You’ll just have to come over again. Thank you Joanne

    – Sharon Brown

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