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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 7 years ago

Someone is sunburned

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Lovely... Beautiful photos..

Elsa
Elsa 7 years ago

Gorgeous photos!

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

Wonderful first pic!!!

CostaBoyJack
CostaBoyJack 7 years ago

amazing

Wonderful !

Dr.PonMalar
Dr.PonMalar 8 years ago

awesome shot,, good clarity..

AliceGreenup
AliceGreenup 8 years ago

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

achmmad
achmmad 8 years ago

Wonderful!

Carolina Espinoza
Carolina Espinoza 8 years ago

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

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Amazing shots. Congratulations.

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Fantastic series!

ogorneau14
ogorneau14 8 years ago

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

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Congratulations, great spotting!

peter
peter 8 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!

Thank you Elsa and lori.tas.

Elsa
Elsa 9 years ago

Absolutely stunning portrait!

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 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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