Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Australian King-Parrot

Working through a few unposted photos, I came upon this Australian King-Parrot. On 16 December 1990, our family visited the Blue Mountains National Park in the mountains west of Sydney. This parrot is common in forested areas of eastern Australia. 

Adults tend to be sedentary. Flocks of young birds wander in search of corn and fruiting trees. They are also fond of eucalyptus, and a wide variety of native and introduced plants, taking both seeds and nectar and flowers. In the non-breeding season, they also raid farms and visit parklands (Collar 2015).

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