eastern rosella parrot


Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius) by Derek Midgley
Via Flickr:
A brightly coloured parrot native to south-eastern Australia, and Tasmania, and, apparently introduced to New Zealand They enjoy buds, fruit, flowers, seeds, and an occasional insect. Feeding in trees and, more often, on the ground. Maybe because they spend so much time on land they’re incredibly alert, usually not lingering for photographs. I think this one was bolder than average as it seemed to take a look at me instead of simply flying away!