Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Bird life in Canberra

I recently spent a couple of days visiting family in Canberra.  One thing Canberra isn't short of is bird life.

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are everywhere. These large parrots were good at waking me up in the morning with their raucous squawking.

The pecking order at the bird feeders is definitely Sulphur-crested Cockatoos first. Feeding these birds can have its problems - they can become very destructive if their food supply becomes unavailable. Ripping the woodwork on houses to bits can quite often happen.

This King Parrot had to wait for the cockatoos to finish before he could have his turn.


The Galahs are also pretty good at keeping the smaller birds, such as the Eastern Rosella,

I also spotted these cuties which I think are Superb Parrots - the female is on the right and I think that's a juvenile on the left:

The male Superb Parrot is very handsome - green with a yellow face with a red throat.  I saw one but wasn't quick enough to get a picture. 

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