Parrots and Cockatoos of Australia and New Zealand

  1. The Australian king parrot is found in coastal and heavy forest in southeastern Australia. A separate population is found in upland forests of the wet tropics of north Queensland. This lovely bird is resident in older parts of Canberra, where these birds were filmed. In winter, numbers increase as birds come into town from the surrounding mountains to feed on fruits of native and introduced trees. When feeding in the city they are quite tame. Both sexes are shown, the male has the bright red head.

    see vimeo.com/137731602
    also at birdsofaustralia.video/index.php/australian-king-parrot-alisterus-scapularis/

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  2. The Australian King Parrot is found in coastal and heavy forest in southeastern Australia. A separate population is found in upland forests of the wet tropics of north Queensland. This lovely bird is resident in older parts of Canberra, where these birds were filmed. Here we see a pair late winter investigating a potential next site in a tree hole. The female in this case is very picky, checking out all the 'measurements'. The male ( with the red head) stays close by "waiting and waiting'...........

    Also see vimeo.com/72574438

    also at birdsofaustralia.video/index.php/australian-king-parrot-alisterus-scapularis/

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  3. The Australian Ringneck is a parrot found in much of the interior of Australia and all but the north of WA. The 'mallee' form ( ssp. barnardi) depicted here is the one found mainly in western NSW and adjacent areas. Here filmed snacking on Eucalyptus flowers in the Riverina of SW NSW.

    Also see vimeo.com/137727222 and the wastern and central form - Port Lincoln Parrot vimeo.com/183583307

    All of my Australian bird videos can be seen on an easily searchable site at birdsofAustralia.video

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  4. The Australian Ringneck is a parrot found in much of Australia, but not in most of the north and along or close to the east and southeast coast. Not present in Tasmania. There are several distinctive sub-species. The one shown here is the Mallee Ringeck - the main form of this species in the eastern half of its range (from eastern SA, NW Vic, inland NSW and western Qld.) In the bush they can be quite wary, but at times, such as these birds filmed in a park in town in inland northern NSW, they can be quite approachable.

    Replaced to the north and west by the Portl Lincoln Parrot (ssp. zonatus) see vimeo.com/183583307

    Also at birdsofaustralia.video/index.php/australian-ringneck-barnardius-zonarius-mallee-form/

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  5. The Port Lincoln Parrot is the most widespread subspecies of the Australian Ringneck – it is found over much of central and western parts of Australia, excluding the far southwest, the Top End and the most arid dessert regions. To the southeast it is replaced by the Mallee Ringneck (ssp. barnardi) see: vimeo.com/137727222

    A common suburban bird in Alice Springs where these birds were filmed

    All of my Australian bird videos can be seen on an easily searchable site at birdsofAustralia.video

    # vimeo.com/183583307 Uploaded

Parrots and Cockatoos of Australia and New Zealand

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Australia is rich in parrots and cockatoos, a fact that even the city dweller is aware of. New Zealand has several unique endemic species

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