Parrots commonly seen around Elanora
The parrots illustrated below are commonly seen and were photographed in Elanora, QLD. Australia. Getting them to smile is not always guaranteed — they are wild and free.
The first featured is probably the best known Rainbow Lorikeet. They are a favourite in the local wildlife parks and are fairly used to being around people. Some locals attract them to their verandahs by regularly putting out small trays of seeds. My favored local supplier of pet needs and advice is Enrique of Pets Wonderland in Currumbin Creek Road.
The Galah is common throughout Australia. They have a reputation for clowning and when people get silly, they can be referred to as ‘silly Galahs’.
The Australian King Parrot is found all along the East Coast of Australia. Photo below is the male. The female has a green head
The Scaly-breasted Lorikeet is again found on the entire East Coast. Here seen eating palm seeds alongside bees.
The Pale-Headed Rosella is seen from mid to north east coast. They are fairly variable in appearance but are distinguished by their lack of colour on their heads.
The Eastern Rosella seen here is common from this area right down to the south east coast. They interbreed with the above pale-headed parrot which may explain the variable appearance of these rosellas.
All for now, I’ll add some more local flavour soon.