Monday, April 09, 2007

Parroticus Eclecticus

Just to prove she harboured no hard feelings against parrotkind, Hazel snapped this pair of Eclectus parrots (Eclectus roratus) not long after she was bitten by Mr Glossy.

Natives of the North Queensland vineforest, the female bird has a lurid red head and (true to her Queensland roots) a maroon fuselage. The male comes in snazzy green.

The two sexes differ so markedly in colour, they were once thought to be separate species - though assumedly not by one another.

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At Tuesday, April 10, 2007, Blogger Sharon said...

You have some great photos of parrots. I don't think I've ever seen a Red-Tailed Black cocky... they sort of look like a prehistoric African Grey. I've added your blog to my link list. We parrot lovers must stick together.

 
At Thursday, July 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

kevinus ruddus??

 
At Saturday, August 18, 2007, Blogger Grump Les Tiltskin said...

... who greatly resembles Johnus Howardus.

Rebel Queensland Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce (you know who he is?) (doesn't matter if you don't, he's a waste of space) (and he possibly shoots endangered parrots!!) said of the twosome last week:

"If Kevin Rudd gets any closer to John Howard, he'll have to ask Jeannette's permission".

 

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