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This brightly coloured bird is another parrot that regularly visits our back yard. He (this is a male) is an Australian king parrot (Alisterus scapularis). I caught him sitting on the fence looking for what might be tasty in our yard as well as keeping an eye on me. They are a mid-sized parrot being up to 43 cm long.
This one (in October) would have been looking for seeds, fruits, and berries in trees but at this time of year he comes looking for my apples and quinces and they, along with white cockatoos, can do a lot of damage as they only go for the seeds leaving the rest of each apple or quince to fall to the ground. For this reason our fruit trees are well netted.

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Additional Photos by Ian Fegent (ifege) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2903 W: 99 N: 8843] (38203)
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