A King Parrot comes to call

This Australian King Parrot dropped in for a visit this afternoon. He hung around for a while, exploring the trees around our house and making his piercing whistle, “Eeeeeep”. King Parrots are fairly large birds, bigger and more dramatic in appearance than the Rainbow Lorikeets we see more often.

King Parrot

This was my first view of the bird, before I zoomed in with the camera:

King Parrot

He moved to another tree:

King Parrot

Where I got a shot of his back too:

King Parrot

Common name: Australian King Parrot

Scientific name: Alisterus scapularis

Approximate length: 44 cm

Date spotted: 30 April 2014

Season: Autumn

Location: Allambie Heights, New South Wales, Australia

Approximate latitude/longitude: 33°44’15.2″S, 151°18’44.1″E

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About Sarah Maddox

Technical writer, author and blogger in Sydney

Posted on 2014/04/30, in Birds, King Parrot, Parrot and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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