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 Post subject: Re: Australian Birds
Unread postPosted: September 6th, 2019, 6:08 pm 

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Bricktop wrote:
The kestrels tend to feed on insects rather than animals.

They must be a little smaller than hawks and especially eagles..

Kestrels look a little like peregine falcons.


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 Post subject: Re: Australian Birds
Unread postPosted: September 6th, 2019, 9:07 pm 
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They are slightly smaller than hawks, and miniscule compared to eagles.

They're about the size of an average crow.

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Bricktop wrote:
They are slightly smaller than hawks, and miniscule compared to eagles.

They're about the size of an average crow.

They're shaped different too.


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Mark Eatwell, eat ya heart out ;) I'm getting good at this. Seriously, these little guys love me... they come right up close to say hello.













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Unread postPosted: September 10th, 2019, 1:40 pm 
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Hubba hubba ding ding!!

Crimson Rosella





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caskur wrote:
Hubba hubba ding ding!!

Crimson Rosella




I didn't know crimson rosellas were from Australia..

They are a bred here as pets.


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Unread postPosted: September 10th, 2019, 3:33 pm 
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All rosellas are from Australia!!!

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Unread postPosted: September 10th, 2019, 4:05 pm 

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Bricktop wrote:
All rosellas are from Australia!!!

I didn't know that.


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Unread postPosted: September 10th, 2019, 4:20 pm 
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"Early European settlers encountered the eastern rosella at Rose Hill, New South Wales, now Parramatta, and so they called it the Rosehill parakeet which became "Rosehiller", and eventually "rosella".[3] "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosella

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Australia has 828 varieties of birds.


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Unread postPosted: September 11th, 2019, 9:16 am 

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Bricktop wrote:
"Early European settlers encountered the eastern rosella at Rose Hill, New South Wales, now Parramatta, and so they called it the Rosehill parakeet which became "Rosehiller", and eventually "rosella".[3] "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosella

I thought rosellas were from Central and South Americans.


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Unread postPosted: September 11th, 2019, 3:26 pm 
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Nope.

Good old Oz.

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A colourful sight. Rainbow Lorikeet in Coral Tree.


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caskur wrote:
A colourful sight. Rainbow Lorikeet in Coral Tree.

The tree camouflages the rainbow lorikeet.


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Fashionista wrote:
caskur wrote:
A colourful sight. Rainbow Lorikeet in Coral Tree.

The tree camouflages the rainbow lorikeet.


I was a long way away and sitting in the car and taking the picture through a windscreen... So I thought they weren't too bad. When they moved out of the shadow they were fairly clear. The sun makes all the difference.

I've already taken the perfect shot the year before.


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 Post subject: Re: Australian Birds
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I went bush bashing today. I'm positively exhausted so before I go for a power nap, Maggies swooped on me today looking for food. They're as bad a seagulls...lol


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 Post subject: Re: Australian Birds
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Not great shots because my lighting wasn't 100%. Still, my first Western Rosellas. Western Rosella other names,Yellow-cheeked or Stanley Rosella. Backyard Birds says, "What does it look like?
Description:

The Western Rosella is the smallest rosella and is usually seen in pairs or small parties. However, it is quiet and easily overlooked. The head, neck and underbody of males are mostly red, while those of females and juveniles are mottled red. The cheek patch is yellow or cream. There are two subspecies which vary by: (1) the size and colour of the cheek patch (creamier and smaller in xanthogenys), (2) the colour of the scalloping on upper body (green and black, with red only on the hindneck for icterotis; red and black for xanthogenys), and (3) the extent of red on the underbody. The two subspecies may interbreed, with varying colour on the back. The flight is light and fluttery and less undulating than in other rosella species. This species is also known as the Yellow-cheeked or Stanley Rosella.
Similar species:

The Western Rosella is the only rosella with yellow cheek patches.

I probably saw these birds because the Pyromaniacs are burning their habitat.








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This is The Red Capped parrot.

I've only ever seen a pair of these birds once as they flew past in front of our car...This ones on my bucket list.



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Unread postPosted: September 30th, 2019, 8:45 am 

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The red capped parrot is on my bucket list now too.


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 Post subject: Re: Australian Birds
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All you're going to get is emus.

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