177 thoughts on “Juvenile Crimson Rosella~

  1. 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.

    1. 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

  2. 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.
    My greetings

  3. 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!!

        1. 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.[14] Throughout the 1980s the majority of birds captured in Mexico were smuggled across the U.S. border to be sold as exotic pets.[15] 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.

          1. 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.

            1. 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

          2. 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 πŸ˜€
            I think the only birds you can obtain from here are from registered breeders only πŸ˜€

            1. 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

  4. Wow, it’s quite a parrot-digm shift. But I guess it’s still tweetable! LOL! β™₯ β™₯ β™₯ ΞΎ(ο½‘β—•Λ‡β—ŠΛ‡β—•ο½‘)ΞΎ β™₯ β™₯ β™₯

  5. 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!

  6. 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!!

    1. 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

        1. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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 πŸ€πŸŒ·πŸ€

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