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Port Lincoln Parrot

By Joeblowfromoz
These are some of the beautiful parrots that frequent the area around here. Very much ground dwellers for the seeds in the grasses.

Just something by the way - many people have the white cockatoos and galahs as pets, and they are taught to talk quite easily. Just recently there was an article in the paper about how flocks of wild birds are now talking and they believe that it is due to 'pet' birds escaping, or being let go, and joing flocks and teaching their new buddies to talk. We experienced this the other day, when out walking and saw a few white cockies on a fence, and as we do, talked to them, and believe it or not, they answered us back!!!

Thanks again everyone for you comments and votes - Weekend coming up - so have a good one..



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Voters: andylea, hasslebladuk, RonnieAG and 44 more

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andylea 10 37 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 12:20AM
brilliant colours jo fantastic detail a cracking capture nice one Wink

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hasslebladuk 9 1 6 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 12:21AM
Cracking shot what colours wow
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
21 Oct 2011 12:24AM
The range of colours in the plumage is considerable: a beautiful parrot, very well captured.
And your comments re. wild birds talking is fascinating.
JustDucky 8 8 Canada
21 Oct 2011 12:30AM
wow talk about vibrant colour, fantastic detail - great shot Jo
taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
21 Oct 2011 1:01AM
This is the most brilliant bird I have seen today-- such colors-- Does he talk as well-- or maybe sing bright tunes-- a most wonderful image!
mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
21 Oct 2011 1:17AM
Certainly brightly coloured Jo !!
Well presented too.
Super shot.
saeidNL 9 3 Netherlands
21 Oct 2011 2:13AM
Beautiful and colourful capture,very well done,
21 Oct 2011 2:58AM

Quote:The range of colours in the plumage is considerable: a beautiful parrot, very well captured.
And your comments re. wild birds talking is fascinating.

Hello dear friend, I do agree with Ronnie...

Very nice capture of a very destructive and noisy bird when in the bush. But also a very beautiful bird. Well done. WesternRed.
Daisymaye 10 23 16 Canada
21 Oct 2011 3:50AM
How interesting that these birds in the wild have taught other birds to talk. What a beautiful image you've taken of this parrot Jo............Sandy
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
21 Oct 2011 5:28AM
What a stunning bird, Jo, fabulous colours, very well captured. Love the story about the cockatoos, my African grey coould teach them a word or two, and in two languages Smile Carol
marktc Plus
8 101 15 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 7:22AM
Super image Jo, what can I say that hasn't already been said? You've tickled me though with your fact about flocks of talking birds, the imagination runs riot. Another great capture!
annettep38 Plus
8 218 41 Costa Rica
21 Oct 2011 7:35AM
what a symphony of coulours. great that he poses for you against the bull dust background
Mike_Young Plus
12 21 9 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 7:51AM
Beautiful shot of a cracking bird, I do envy you guys having such a marvellous selection of Parrots. Have a great weekend
pdcche 8 4 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 7:57AM
Well spotted Jo, nice detail with beautiful colours.. Peter
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 8:23AM
Beautiful coloured plumage - I think I might find it a bit disconcerting if a wild bird talked back at meSmileSmile Carole
lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
21 Oct 2011 9:26AM
Well captured
gingerdelight 12 298 11 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 9:31AM
What a fascinating write-up! I think I'd worry about my sanity if I heard any of the birds in the UK talking to me!! Wink It's amazing how much pet shops charge for cockatoos over here - hundreds of pounds - when they are roaming (and talking) free over there!
Anyway, back to the shot - superb! Those colours are just something else!
Anna62 8 1 Australia
21 Oct 2011 9:56AM
FAbulous shot Jo..incredible detail and colour in this Smile
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
21 Oct 2011 11:47AM
Superb shot Jo. I love the idea of being able to stop and talk to the birds as you stroll along. Would'nt you discover things you never knew before ?????Grin What a gas.
Shellio 8 2 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 12:36PM
This is a nice colourful image Jo, wonderful.
danbrann 14 640 17
21 Oct 2011 3:49PM
A tremendous shot Jo and so colourful. I met some birds in a pub the other night and I couldn't stop them talking.
moiral 9 12 Scotland
21 Oct 2011 4:30PM
Wonderful shot of this beautifully coloured bird Jo. Just wondering if you are related to Dr Doolittle TongueGrin. Moira
Brian65 10 2 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 5:18PM
Lovely colours and a bright bird when it talks.
AnnChown Plus
9 207 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 5:36PM
Extraordinary tale! Love the colours.
pluckyfilly 12 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2011 8:22PM
a fine example of the beautiful birds you get in Oz I saw the Galah during our visit to Perth just wish I had been more into photography back then, superb shot Jo
PaulLiley 10 2 13 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2011 9:06AM
Thought I spotted one of these on my feeder the other day!!! Super looking bird. Wouldn't lose him in the dark. (or is it a her?). Paul
Peagreen 8 1 1 England
22 Oct 2011 9:14AM
Fantastic shot, Jo, brilliant colour and detail. Well spotted and capturedSmile Fascinating write upGrin
Take care, have a lovely weekend, Pauline
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2011 9:34PM
Brilliant colours Jo and so lucky to capture
perfect shot
22 Oct 2011 10:01PM
Beautiful colours Joe and a nice write up.Well done..Lin
goso 12 2 1 Australia
23 Oct 2011 12:58AM
Lovely bird, and caught well Jo ...Bill
Ayoob 8 Australia
23 Oct 2011 11:24AM
Cracking shot Jo, what a beautiful colourful bird u captured..........Grin
LexEquine 13 1 19 United States
29 Oct 2011 10:08PM
"Love Parrots!"

'Great Shot,...Jo'~ Pietro Smile

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