|NZ here I come!|
Sunday, 29 June 2014
|Ben - Adelaide Zoo's resident breeding male|
The Palm Cockatoo is a unique and very cool bird with a high level of intelligence. Large and greyish black in colour they are equipped with a distinctive bill and bare cheek patch. The cheek patch says a lot about a Palm Cockatoo and will vary in colour from light reddish pink to a bright red depending on the bird’s age, level of excitement and or alarm. The crest too is erected when alarmed or excited and also features in their dramatic mating displays. Unlike members of the Black Cockatoo genus Calyptorhynchus the Palm Cockatoo lacks a coloured tail panel.
Monday, 23 June 2014
The Galah is an Aussie Icon & Easily recognizable
The acrobat of the sky the Galah (Eolophus roseicapillus) can be seen gallivanting about the country either in pairs, family parties, in noisy flocks of hundreds to thousands or even in mixed flocks with other Cockatoo species. These birds are referred to in some parts of Australia as pink and greys or overseas as Rose-breasted Cockatoos. They are extremely common both in the wild and in captivity.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
|Hen Jardine's Parrot|
Thursday, 12 June 2014
Mature Pair of Lilac-crowned Amazons
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Welcome to my new Blog. A blog I hope others will learn from, laugh at from time to time and enjoy reading. It will be a blog all about the birds especially Parrots. I guess it has taken me a few years to get on over and start a blog and I am not sure why? Can't be much different to what I already do on my facebook can it?