Australian King Parrot

P1200200-001 Good morning, Your Majesty!

The Australian King Parrot is endemic to eastern Australia. This gorgeous, colourful bird happened to be in my street for a visit yesterday when I suddenly spotted him. How lucky was that!?
I had never seen one in my neighbourhood before. He’d let me take quite a few shots, feeding peacefully on some seeds on the ground, two paces away, checking me out with furtive looks before he flew off. I wonder whether it’s someone’s pet?

Have a nice day! 🙂 Irina

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Kookaburra sweet, you neither chirp nor tweet. Your laughter is much like mine, my cackle is much like thine. We are two sister souls, one clad in feathers, the other in clothes. ~ Irina ~ I’m a budding blogger. Poetry and photography are my newest passions, living in perfect harmony inspiring each other. I like both free verse and form poetry and am quite proud to let you know that I am the creator of a new form named ‘tercetonine’. Blog Name: Irina's Poetry Corner Blog URL:
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10 Responses to Australian King Parrot

  1. Look at him! Wow, how beautiful!

  2. What amazing colors to capture here!

  3. irinadim says:

    Thanks, Christy. 🙂

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    • irinadim says:

      I started following your All Birds Blog as birds are part of my daily life. I’ll be honoured if you want to share my photos on your blog. Cheers, Irina. 🙂

  5. Donal says:

    Hi Guys.
    I live near Moggill in Brisbane

    My King Parrot experiences started in my garden last year when a pair came to feed on a regular basis. This year I has a flock of at least 10 KP’s who want to spend all day in my garden. To-day (it’s around 33c) they are sitting grooming themselves all day in the trees awaiting feeding time.

    Can anybody tell me if this is normal behaviour? Any tips on what I should do to asist them? They love it here as they will stay feeding as I walk underneath them.

    • irinadim says:

      Hi Donal,
      I’m afraid I have no experience with King Parrots, but I would say this might be pretty normal behaviour for King Parrots if you feed them every day. I feed kookaburras, magpies, currawongs and butcher birds, and they come every day although I purposely skip a day or two so as to encourage them not to become dependent on me.

  6. Donal says:

    Hi Irinadim

    I grow pigeon pea plants in my garden and the birds feed themselves the seedsfrom the plants – the garden now is almost full of these plants and I have now put them in the central reservation of the raod so as they can have a permanent food source.

    Almost one year on since my first mail and the King Parrots are still coming at least twice a day.

    • irinadim says:

      Hi Donal,
      Good to hear from you. I’m so pleased the King Parrots are still coming. Are they talkative? Perhaps I should grow some pigeon pea plants too. I must confess that I neglected my birds for a while and they stopped coming. Now I must coax them to come back.
      Cheers 🙂 Irina

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