A few SW Western Australian birds

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MarkDavo Senior Member • Posts: 2,368
A few SW Western Australian birds

Spring is in full flower, so to speak and our local birds are very active.  A selection from two recent trips to the hills.

(1) Elegant Parrot grazing on meadow flowers which is typical for a number of parrots (Galah, Corella, Mulga Parrot, Ringneck) while spring growth persists.

(2) White-browed Scrubwren: a small bird the size of a house sparrow.  Lives deep within bushes and thicket but can emerge if you're patient.

(3) Juvenile Red-capped Parrot.  Not a ground feeder preferring eucalypt seeds and nectar-filled flowers.

(4) Adult Male Red-capped Parrot.  The long curved bill is used to extract eucalypt seeds from gum nuts.

(5) Male Spotted Pardalote gathering nesting material.  One of Australia's smallest birds.

(6) Same Male (yellow throat) Spotted Pardalote.

(7) Male Spotted Pardalote at burrow entrance.  Note the beautiful orange/red rump.

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