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Australian King Parrot II

Tom Newman

Frankston, Australia

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Australian King Parrot at Grants Picnic ground Sherbrooke Forest Victoria Australia.
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. King parrots are normally encountered in pairs or family groups
The Australian King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis) is endemic to eastern Australia. It is found in humid and heavily forested upland regions of the eastern portion of the continent, including eucalyptus wooded areas in and directly adjacent to subtropical and temperate rainforest.
They feed on fruits, seeds or small insects.
In Australia, King Parrots are occasionally bred in aviaries and kept as calm and relatively quiet household pets if hand-raised. They are relatively unknown outside Australia. As pets, they have limited “talking” ability and normally prefer not to be handled, but they do bond readily to people and can be very devoted.
Life expectancy in the wild is unknown, but some pets have been known to live for up to 25 years.~ Wikipedia
D300; Nikkor 18-200mm ED VR
200 mm, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 400

212 V 25/02/10

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