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Old Jul 16, 2006, 11:28 AM   #1
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Dashed off to the bush again over the weekend with work to a place called Southern Cross.

Came across this little fella who was a bit camera shy, 4 months old and kept trying to climb in my lap.


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Old Jul 16, 2006, 11:30 AM   #2
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Kjell, this little boy will grow up Big, check out those feet, alrady giving the other house pets some grief when he sits back on his tail and lets loose with the back legs.
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Old Jul 16, 2006, 11:36 AM   #3
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This guy just sat there and let me shoot him. 28-70mm f2.8 at 70mm, f4.5 1/100th
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Old Jul 16, 2006, 11:44 AM   #4
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Not quite as magestic as an American Eagle in full flight, but....
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Old Jul 16, 2006, 11:56 AM   #5
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looks like you had a good time.. what's the bird?

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Old Jul 16, 2006, 12:04 PM   #6
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I have always called them 22's (twenty-twos) but they are a wild cockatoo, some people have them as pets, they sing and dance (if trained) :blah:

These ones were wild and quite noisy, sitting in the antennae tower for about 15 mins so I shot off some pics at 300mm.
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They are Galahs (Eolophus roseicapillus), a very sought after species amongst aviculturalists in the US and Europe. Their Swedish name is "Rose Cocatoo".

I wouldn't mind to have the roo baby as a pet in my home, but maybe there would be a little too little space left in bed when it grows.

I always thought the Southern Cross was a couple of hundred lightyears away!

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Old Jul 16, 2006, 1:57 PM   #8
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isn't the southern cross part of the greater magellanic clould?? i think it pretty close, say betwenn 25-100,000 LYs away
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That roo is a real cutie! Love all the pictures - those birds are very pretty.
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Old Jul 16, 2006, 4:50 PM   #10
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I want a Joey, soooo cuuuuuuute!

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