This red head,
will grow into,
a pure scarlet beauty.
Cheers to you from the baby rosella in Oz~
Photography, Birds and Travel
This red head,
will grow into,
a pure scarlet beauty.
Cheers to you from the baby rosella in Oz~
177 thoughts on “Juvenile Crimson Rosella~”
So cheeky! Thanks for sharing a lovely capture Cindy. Stay well 💛🙏💛
Cheeky blue baby! Thank you Val & you stay safe too my friend დ
Wow, magnificent phots
Ahh, thank you so much! დ
“photos”; just saw my typo. You are welcome.
Pretty bird! 🙂
That is what I called him! 😉
I love these Crimson Rosellas. They’re a flash of colour in any bush setting. I’ve even photographed one in the field (and then tree) behind my apartment building which was such a surprise.
The first time I ever saw one was in Australia. I knew of most parrot species, but this one was new to me and blew me away. So gorgeous and so friendly დ
This bird has a curious plumage with very striking colors and seems to be seeing a rainbow. The photos, magnificently taken, help to highlight the beauty of the Australian lorikeets.
Ahhh, such a thoughtful comment Manuel. I am happy you enjoyed this rainbow bird. He certainly made my day! Cheers to you დ
For you also my regards. it is a pleasure to enjoy your blog.
Thank you დ
You are welcome
What a cutie!
Sweet too! დ
Fabulous photos and such a gorgeous bird!
Thank you. He was such a friendly and sweet little guy. დ
So pretty, and knows it! 🙂
Thank you & you are probably right! დ
Such a beauty! <3
Yes, they are sweet beautiful birds დ
So many colors! I wonder why they turn pure scarlet when they mature?
It may help to identify them clearly as juveniles and protect them from the mating game and all it’s hazards.
Ah yes, that makes sense: I’m not sure how a juvenile bird could afford all the expenses that accompany the mating game.
At least they don’t have to bankrupt themselves building bowers like the male bowerbirds! 😉
what stunning colors –
Mother Nature doesn’t stint her palette with parrots! დ
she went all out
She did! დ დ
I love that baby splotchiness! It makes me think of the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi: perfect in its imperfection. 🙂
Wonderful. A perfectly imperfect concept! დ
Nature’s pallet is even better than human imagination!
Yes indeed! A continual source of wonder & delight! დ
Beautiful and sassy.
They have personality and opinions! 😉
A beautiful creature! I particularly like how the first photo captures the texture of his feathers.
They are wonderful creatures. Thanks for your always thoughtful comments Liz & be well დ
You’re welcome, Cindy.
I wonder if those bright colours make them targets or allow them to blend in. Depends what the background is like, I suppose. Do they have any particular enemies besides man? Gorgeous birds!!
Domestic cats, foxes, and raptors like owls and falcon all prey on rosellas. Their population is said to be decreasing. დ
So it’s not just people capturing them to sell in cages. Do you know if that is allowed in Australia (like it is in Mexico)?
Here is discussion re: Mexico, “In September 1982 Mexico banned the commercial export of Psittacines, but because demand still existed in the United States, trade across the border continued illegally. Throughout the 1980s the majority of birds captured in Mexico were smuggled across the U.S. border to be sold as exotic pets. Beginning in the 1990s two major factors prompted the decrease of the flow of these birds into the U.S…..” Wikipedia
“Australia is particularly strict, banning the export of all live native animals for commercial trade. In fact, just six native bird species can legally be taken out of the country at all, and even then only as pets when they are accompanied by the owner. Other live species are permitted, under special circumstances, to be exported for specific research or zoo purposes.” National Geographic
There is still black market smuggling from both countries, often into the US.
In 2005 we were traveling through Mexico with our trailer, While stopped at a border check between Sonora and Sinaloa, one of the many vendors that plague tourists at any stop came over to us swinging a small parakeet-like bird in a cage, trying to sell it to us. No food or water in its cage. I was tempted to buy it so I could let it go but they would just catch it again. I was disgusted for many miles and still am all these years later.
Yes. I hear you and I understand. I have seen this at border crossings too. I live in San Diego and used to cross the border by car regularly. I haven’t for a long time now. I have seen seriously endangered parrots being sold on the road at the border as you describe. It is illegal, but it happened all the time. Drugs and parrots being sold to Americans. Shameful. I know exactly why it sticks with you. It is a testament to you that it does. დ
Hi Cindy/Anneli, there is also another law for anyone in Australia ‘It is illegal to trap and take native birds from the wild. You can be fined up to $220,000 and/or receive a 2-year prison sentence.’ They are very strict because of the beauty they show by just being in their natural environment. As you have so well photographed Cindy 😀
I think the only birds you can obtain from here are from registered breeders only 😀
I so love the fine! $220,000 and two years in jail seems almost enough for one wild parrot, since they are precious beyond belief, and so rare now in the world. Good for Oz and good for parrots. Thanks for telling me this Mark. Makes me happy. დ
Beautiful splash of colors!!
Awesome photographs Cindy.
Thanks much Deeksha. Much appreciated დ
I am happy you like them! დ
He is a Wow!
Smiling. Yes he is. Thank you დ
They are so bright and vivid! Wonderful photos. 🙂
Thank you very much for appreciating these stellar beauties დ
Gorgeous – thanks so much for sharing!!
Parrots are rainbows on wings. They fly everywhere good. Love to you Sheila დ
The photos of this baby rosella are a sheer delight to view, Cindy.
Thank you very much Peter. I am happy this baby made you as happy as he/she made me დ
Really special these, I felt I could touch the computer screen and feel feathers. ♥
That makes me happy. Thank you for telling me. დ
Merci Mon Ami. ♥
Our world has given us the gift of colour. You capture this gift with love. Hugs!!
Love back to you Rebecca and be well my friend დ
So cute 🦜
Yes! Thank you დ
Gorgeous! I love all the colors on it. But scarlet is beautiful too.
All the colors of the rainbow are the most beautiful thing on this earth დ
How cheerfully colorful!
Yes and cheeky sweet too! დ
They r so vibrantly beautiful 👌
I know. They are so incredibly awesome! დ
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Grazie mille დ
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Pictures from Cindy Knoke of stunningly beautiful juvenile Crimson Rosellas from Australia.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness Patricia & stay well my friend დ
Aren’t they too beautiful – Love the contrasting colors!
Yes! Plus their baby birdie faces დ
What fabulous colours!
A visual feast courtesy of Mother Nature! დ
Wow, it’s quite a parrot-digm shift. But I guess it’s still tweetable! LOL! ♥ ♥ ♥ ξ(｡◕ˇ◊ˇ◕｡)ξ ♥ ♥ ♥
Laughing…..Thank you for the chuckle! ◕ˇ◊ˇ◕
Anytime, my dear friend! ♡(.◜ω◝.)♡
I’m intrigued by what they grow into so I Googled them, and you’re right, Cindy, they are very beautiful indeed! Such rich shades and details on their wings. Cheers!
Here is a post I did on the grown ups a while ago: https://cindyknoke.com/tag/crimson-rosella/
They are quite wonderful & friendly birds. Cheers to you Halim დ
Thanks for the link, Cindy. It’s nice that they are friendly too besides being so gorgeous! Cheers.
Cheers back to you my friend დ
toll wieder, liebe Cindy, lasse dir von keinem den schönen Tag verderben, Klaus
Vielen dank mein lieber Freund Klaus! დ
Beautiful bird, stunning colors. Great photography, as always 🙂
Ah, your thoughtfulness is much appreciated! დ
So colorful! Thanks for sharing!
Cheers to you Gary & thank you! დ
These are gorgeous parrots, Cindy, thanks for sharing. 🙂
Happy you like him my friend and stay safe my friend დ
Thank you for sharing your lovely photos with us. That is a very beautiful bird 👍 🦜 Very colorful!
Thank you for appreciating him and for letting me know! დ
Hello Cindy, I am very happy you found my pages, thank you for following me 🌺 🌺 🌺
It is my pleasure and honor. დ
Amazing!! How beautiful photographs, Cindy. Thanks for sharing!!
Thank you for appreciating & cheers to you Isabel დ
Wonderful photographs and so much beauty. You always make my day.
Visa versa 2UX2! დ
So many pretty colors!! Looks like he got into the crayon package and immersed himself! Thanks for showing us this beauty, Cindy. And yes, I did notice his strong-looking talons!!
He definitely rolled around on Mother Nature’s palette! დ
Amazing, nature always surprises us and that is so good, we will never take her for granted.
I love people who think like you! Thank you დ
What jaunty fellows Cindy, and so colourful.
They are QT’s! დ
Happy you like them & thank you დ
Thank you John დ
That is a beautiful bird, Cindy! So colorful! Is it tame?
Oh no, it is wild. Wild birds often land on and around your picnic table in certain national parks in Australia. I don’t touch wild birds as it isn’t safe for the birds, but if I had wanted to, I could have. I’ll include some group shots in the future so you can picture the entire scene დ
This baby has it all–just about every pure color in the paintbox! Thanks for capturing his beauty for us, Cindy!
Ahh, thank you more for appreciating him დ
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The wild ones, and I, are so grateful to you Sharon. Be well დ
you seem to find very beautiful birds Cindy!
I search actively for them დ
have you shot any of the birds of paradise in NG?
No I haven’t, but I photographed a superb lyrebird and it’s mate on a nest! The only problem was the photos were bad because I wasn’t willing to disturb the birds დ
If anyone is going to get them,you will I’m sure Cindy!
Thank you….smiling დ
Pretty bird ! ❤
That is what I thought, silently so as not to scare him! დ
This wonderful colours!
Yes! Mother Nature rocking her parrot palette დ
What a beautiful bird! Love the bright colours!
Happy you like him. Crimson rosellas are both beautiful & sweet! დ
This baby looks so cute and he/she is looking at you with so much curiosity. xxx
Yes. It is such an honor to relate like this with wild birds დ
Oh, what a colorful beauty! <3 So lovely!
I am very happy you like him & thanks for telling me დ
They have the most amazing creatures down there!
Great shots of this sweet beauty, Cindy!
The place to find fantastic beasts is definitely in Oz (or in JK Rawling’s imagination!) დ
He’s super parrot, totally. 😉
I agree with you and thank you Jei დ
Another of Mother Nature’s unending and miraculous gifts. Thank you Jennie.
I’m amazed to see such glorious colors on a juvenile bird. In my admittedly small experience, juveniles are less colorful than adults. It’s good to learn something new and be reminded that what often happens need not always happen.
Schöne Bilder, danke Cindy
Danke Ernst und sei gut mein Freund დ დ
All this talk about redheads. The blondes and brunettes will be getting jealous !!! Absolutely gorgeous pic’s Cindy. You need to be doing photo essays for magazines. Hugs, Cuz 🍀🌷🍀
(Don’t tell the redhead, but I already covered the blondes and brunettes! 😉
Love all the great color on this bird, and you captures them well!
Thank you John. Stay safe and well my friend დ
Animals must instinctively trust you.
I hope so maybe.. We are all animals afterall. დ
Wow! These images are like a prophecy. Thank you for sharing these wonderful images of Gods great work. Michael
God reflected in the incredible beauty of creation დ
So true, Cindy. Thank you, and be well.Michael
Visa versa 2UX2 დ
Wow marvellous😲😲 magnificent pics👍
So kind, and so appreciated! Thank you დ
Thank you Cindy. 🙂
Visa versa 2UX2 დ
Thank you my friend დ