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''Australian King Parrot''

By wildlifephotographer
Australian King Parrots range from North and Central Queensland to Southern Victoria. They are frequently seen in small groups with various species of rosella. Further from their normal eastern upland habitat, they are also found in Canberra during winter, the outer western suburbs and north shore of Sydney, and the Carnarvon Gorge in Central Queensland.

In their native 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.
Photo taken in the wild at Crows Nest on the Darling Downs Queensland Australia. Canon 5D MKII, Canon 1.4 Extender & Canon 500MM Lens.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: johnriley1uk, rpba18205, JPatrickM and 11 more

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debu 12 India
15 Nov 2010 12:18AM
Excellent capture.
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
15 Nov 2010 12:22AM
Great capture,with colour and detail.
artcubis 14 6 United States
15 Nov 2010 1:58AM
Excellent capture of a Beautiful birdie. Love the colors and the pose. Very cute expression. I wish I could see it in real life.

jeb2012 12 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2010 5:29AM
Excellent capture
15 Nov 2010 10:31AM
Hi Large turns this into an amazing shot, regards gray
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
15 Nov 2010 2:40PM
What an alert looking bird. Great set of pics.
sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 2 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2010 4:17PM
great work and what bright colour

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