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Old Feb 15, 2006, 11:33 PM   #1
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Australian King Parrot. (Female) These birds are approx 43cm, about 17 inches long.

FZ30 in Aperture Priority mode.

1/30 @ f/3.60, Handheld. Fill flash - 1EV.

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Old Feb 15, 2006, 11:59 PM   #2
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Gee Max that is another beautiful picture!

By the way I agree about the tackiness of the Big Galah, Big Prawn, Big Banana etc, but I must admit, I like them and can't resist photographing them...Fred
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Old Feb 16, 2006, 12:12 AM   #3
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Do you have the full image of that bird ? Is that the proper name you mentioned abouve ? I have never heard of this bird before. Is it possibly some sort of conure ?
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Old Feb 16, 2006, 1:45 AM   #4
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Do you have the full image of that bird ? Is that the proper name you mentioned abouve ? I have never heard of this bird before. Is it possibly some sort of conure ?
"More info is at:
"http://home.vicnet.net.au/~camcroft/king%20parrot.htm

Yes, the correct common name of the bird is Australian King Parrot. Another much less used common name in Australiais King Lory.

Scientific name is (Alisterus scapularis).

This is one parrot species where you can tell easily tell the sex of adults because themale bird is a striking red on head and chest whilst the hen has a green head and red chest.

By the way, I had one flew inside my house one day through an open door. The ensuing capture and release would have made a good entry in Funniest Home Videos!

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Yeah, Lory I have heard of possibly the same bird possibly not. I'm not familiar with it.

The bird flew inside your house and you set it free ??

Ah, why oh why lord did my parents imigrate to this god forsaken iceland called Canada Eh
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Old Feb 16, 2006, 3:13 AM   #6
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""""The bird flew inside your house and you set it free ??"""

Down here you cannot legally keep wild birds. (You can keep those bred in captivity or bought from a licenced breeder)But why bother when they are sitting in your garden?

"""""Ah, why oh why lord did my parents imigrate to this god forsaken iceland called Canada Eh """"

Whats stopping you doing what your parents did - emigrate - only to Aussie this time! :lol:

(My neighbour is from San Diego, CA.)
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If I were to go any where it would be BACK TO THE ACORES ! Now if I could only find a decent paying job
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Excellent photo.
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