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Australian King Parrot

Alisterus scapularis

Description:

The Australian King Parrot has a large body - scarlet and green with a red beak, blue rump and long square-tipped tail. The male has a scarlet head and the female and immature birds have a green head.

Habitat:

Rainforest, scrub, wet eucalypt forest, riverine forest, coastal woodland, orchards, parks and gardens. Widespread in Greater Brisbane Region but more common along coast and adjacent ranges.

Notes:

We have a pair of King Parrots who come into our garden every year and they are spectacular. The scarlet colouring of the male is breathtaking and I think he is my favourite parrot. They are larger in size than the rainbow lorikeets.

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23 Comments

akshaya
akshaya 7 years ago

neat spotting.

Gary Leong
Gary Leong 7 years ago

Great photo :D

Feel free to add into the mission: Birds of Australia
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/3831...

honeydogleo
honeydogleo 8 years ago

Someone is sunburned

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Lovely... Beautiful photos..

Elsa
Elsa 8 years ago

Gorgeous photos!

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Wonderful first pic!!!

CostaBoyJack
CostaBoyJack 8 years ago

amazing

Wonderful !

Dr.PonMalar
Dr.PonMalar 8 years ago

awesome shot,, good clarity..

AliceGreenup
AliceGreenup 9 years ago

All your photos are superb! What type of camera do you use?

achmmad
achmmad 9 years ago

Wonderful!

Carolina Espinoza
Carolina Espinoza 9 years ago

Beautiful parrots !!!!!!!! Congratulations :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Amazing shots. Congratulations.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Fantastic series!

ogorneau14
ogorneau14 9 years ago

WOW !!!! that is amazing great job:)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Congratulations, great spotting!

peter
peter 9 years ago

Congrats Lesley, on a well deserved Spotting of the Day!

"Found in the temperate rainforest of eastern Australia, is the Australian King Parrot. The males are a brilliant scarlet color and never fail to impress."

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Thank you KarenL,

I have just submitted it for the Colour Red Mission which I was unaware of - thank you so much for notifying me.

Happy New Year!
Lesley

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Definitely a candidate for the Color Red mission!

LaurieWinters
LaurieWinters 9 years ago

Beautiful!

LesleySmitheringale
LesleySmitheringale 10 years ago

Thank you Elsa and lori.tas.

Elsa
Elsa 10 years ago

Absolutely stunning portrait!

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

Feed them and they will come. Excellent shots of a beautiful birds.

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Aug 13, 2010
Submitted on Aug 13, 2011

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