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In the evening while we were planning the last day of our workshop Hans quite confidently suggested this species. Looking at the big parrots with bright red or yellow feathers underside the tail I had nothing against it, of course. They seemed to me very exotic and interesting. We had known each other to such extent that I could believe his promises as he generally hit the spot, and when he used the phrase "maybe" he meant it would happen most probably. Initially we took photos of parrots outside the city, in the hills. There was no problem finding them because of the noise they made. Usually they do not not stay quiet. They are often seen flying in  flocks of a dozen individuals announcing their coming all around (listen to the sounds added to the gallery). It was not easy to get closer to them what was related to the way they organize their feeding. One of the individuals, always an adult, usually sits high enough to observe the surroundings. In case of emergency it alerts, calls for flight and makes the whole flock rise into the air. Feathers of the underside of the tail  of adults are red, while of the young - yellow and orange. Even if I shorted the distance between us so that they picked up the flight, they did not flew away too far and the session could start again and again. Satisfied with the pictures I had taken, in the afternoon I returned to Tonsville and I was very  surprised seeing the same birds in urban lawns, in the green zone between the road and the sea. I took a few pictures but not as interesting as those taken in the non-urbanized area. Parrots weigh up to 1 kilogram, therefore do not belong to small ones. So they are quite big and it was hard, at least for me so far, to find them in Polish zoos or within breeding plants.

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A U S T R A L I A – introduction text - A U S T R A L I A N    B U S T A R D
News gallery birds:
1.Australian bustard.2.Emu.3.Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo.4.White-faced Heron.5.Brolga.6.Green Figbird.7.Zebra Finch.8.Rainbow Lorikeet.9.Pheasant Coucal.10.Australian Pelican.11.Olive-backed Sunbird.12.Yellow Honeyeater.13.Apostlebird.14.Magpie Goose.15.Superb Fairywren. 16.Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.17.Noisy Friarbird.18.Straw-necked Ibis.19.Welcome swallow.20.Black Kite.21.Gala. 22.Plumed Whistling Duck.23.Dollarbird.24.Sacred Kingfisher.25.Masked Lapwing.26.Varied triller.27.Little friarbird. 28.Black-shouldered Kite.29.Laughing Kookaburra.30.Comb-crested jacana.31.Sharp-tailed sandpiper.32.Red-whiskered Bulbul.33.Peaceful Dove. 34.Bush stone curlew.  35.White-throated honeyeater.36.Australian Brushturkey.37.Noisy miner.38.New Holland Honeyeater. 39.Crimson Finch. 40.White-breasted Woodswallow.41.Australian King Parrot.42.Australian Wood Duck.43.Great Bowerbird.44.Little Pied Cormorant.45.Black-billed Koel.46.Australian Raven.47.Spangled drongo.48.Spiny-cheeked honeyeater.49.Willie Wagtail.50.Wedge-tailed Eagle.51.Common Myna.52.Lewin's Honeyeater.53.Eastern Spinebill.54.Chestnut-breasted Munia.55.Rainbow Bee-eater. 56.Blue-winged Kookaburra.57.Common bronzewing.58.Wandering whistling duck.59.Helmeted Friarbird.60.Crested Pigeon.61.Pied Currawong.62.Brown-backed honeyeater.63.Yellow-faced honeyeater.64.Grey-headed honeyeater.65Yellow-throated miner.66.Scaly-breasted munia.67.Masked Woodswallow.68.Hardhead.69.Pale-headed Rosella.70.Blue-faced Honeyeater.71.Grey Butcherbird.72.Australian magpie.73.Black-winged Stilt.74.Whistling kite.75.Black Swan.76.Royal Spoonbill.77.Double-barred Finch.78.Broad-billed Flycatcher.79.Australian Swamphen.80.Brown Falcon.81.Pied Butcherbird.82.White-browed scrubwren.83.Silvereye.84.Rufous-throated Honeyeater.85.Black-faced Cuckooshrike. 86.Red backed fairywren.87.Pacific black duck. 88.Magpie-lark. 89.Red winged parrot.90.Zitting Cisticola.91Cotton Pygmy Goose.92.Pallid Cuckoo. 93.Australian Kestrel.94.Crimson Rosella.95.Forest Kingfisher.96.Australian coot.97.Red-browed Finch.98.Australian White Ibis.99.Australasian Darter.100.Pied oystercatcher.101.Striated Heron.103.Cattle Egret.103.Great Egret.104.Intermediate Egret.105.Sooty Oystercatche.106.Green pygmy goose.107.Brush Wattlebird.
News gallery reptiles:
1.Yellow Spotted Monitor. 2. Eastern blue-tongued lizard. 3.Jewel Rainbow. 4.Sand Monitor. 5.Nobbi Dragon. 6.Saw-shelled turtle.
News gallery mammals:
1. Dingo. 2. Flying fox. 3. Agile wallaby. 4. Eastern grey kangaroo. 5.Common wallaroo. 6.Whiptail Wallaby.
Go to the gallery: A U S T R A L I A – F A U N A

Calyptorhynchus banksii
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Calyptorhynchus banksii
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Calyptorhynchus banksii
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Calyptorhynchus banksii
Calyptorhynchus banksii
Calyptorhynchus banksii
Calyptorhynchus banksii
Calyptorhynchus banksii
Calyptorhynchus banksii
Calyptorhynchus banksii
Calyptorhynchus banksii
Calyptorhynchus banksii
Calyptorhynchus banksii