Crimson Rosella, Botanic Gardens, Canberra
6 Comments »20th February, 2009; Category: Parrots and Lorikeets
The Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra are a good spot to see some of our beautiful parrots and lorikeets. Two days ago I wrote about the Gang-gang Cockatoo. During our visit back in January this year I also saw Galahs, Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, Rainbow Lorikeets and Eastern Rosellas.
The only other species I was able to get close enough to photograph was a juvenile Crimson Rosella. It let me get quite close but kept in deep shade for most of the time. I had to use the flash to get a reasonable shot (see above). Other photos, like the one below I had to change a little on the computer. (Oh – the joys of birds photography!)
You have an beautiful blog with some amazing wildlife pictures, especially birds
Thanks Thomas – just visited your blog and you have many amazing photos too. Must take the time to explore it further.
Those are beautiful birds. My only expereience with them are as pets. What a difference it must be to see them in the wild! Thanks for sharing
Thanks for visiting DDolan. You are right – they are magnificent birds to see in their natural habitat – such brilliant colours it is hard to miss them. This is just one of many colourful species of parrots that we enjoy here in Australia. Our national television network ABCTV last year broadcast a truly magnificent programme called Australia: Land of Parrots.
Nice captures of a gorgeous bird Trevor! The combination of the blue, green, red and black feather patterns are amazing. I didn’t realize that Australia had such a diversity of parrots.
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