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Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:13 am

I have mentioned on here before that the wild king Parrots Mum and Dads are fairly quiet and come looking for a feed. Well, the folks believe that the females are Sitting on eggs at the moment, only males coming for the seeds. One is really quite. Totally wild bird this one
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feeding out of Dad's hands while sitting on a front mounted tractor bucket

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Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:12 am

beautiful. I wonder why tropical birds are so much more colorful than the temperate forest birds...
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Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:44 am

Strange, I dreamed about parrots last night. :lol:
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Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:19 pm

Clkeiper wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:12 am
beautiful. I wonder why tropical birds are so much more colorful than the temperate forest birds...
Nothing remotely tropical about these birds and colour in a bird, or lack thereof, is all to do with visibility and finding ones mate
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Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:20 pm

Yes they are lovely birds and it's nice that they will allow you to feed them. How large of a colony do you have?
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Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:47 am

Not sure @MissS, will ask Mum next time I am talking to her. From what I understand, numbers normally vary and may well be higher than normal due to birds that moved out of the fire zone in the summer just gone being around. That said that one pictured is probably a long-term local and the quietest of them
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Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:03 am

Upto 16 birds at one time apparently, but generally less depending upon the weather is the word
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Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:16 am

They have Monk parakeets In Austin in several places some colony's as big as 300 or so.
Story has it that some escaped from cages back in the 70's.
Others just let go because they were to noisy.
We also have other types of parrots too.
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Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:13 am

I had to look up the Monk Parakeet (image below). It's not right to allow captive creatures into the wild in areas where they are not native. So often it is fatal to the animal/bird/reptile/insect or if they survive they can then play havoc with the ecosystem.
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Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:26 pm

MissS wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:13 am
I had to look up the Monk Parakeet (image below). It's not right to allow captive creatures into the wild in areas where they are not native. So often it is fatal to the animal/bird/reptile/insect or if they survive they can then play havoc with the ecosystem.
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Luckily they have thrived and come from an area with sort if the same climate.
And they dont seem to hurt anything here that I know of.
Not not always the case.
Untold thousands of these birds were imported into the US.
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Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:05 pm

He does look as if he eye-balling the camera!
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