Red, blues and greens

One of the first impressions of the Australian continent, gained by the early Europeans, was that of spectacular, brightly coloured parrots. In particular, it was the contrasting colours of this group of birds to the more subtle and earthy tones of the bush, that was often remarked upon in their early writings. We are lucky at Newstead to have members of the parrot family, Psittacidae, in colourful abundance.

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Adult Crimson Rosella, Loddon River @ Newstead, 18th October 2014.

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A nice illustration of why the rosellas are sometimes referred to a ‘broad-tailed parrots’.

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Immature Crimson Rosella at the bird bath.

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Adult male Red-rumped Parrot, Loddon River @ Newstead, 18th October 2014.

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Just a glimpse of that red rump.

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