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Hey RiotACT, what kind of bird is this?

By Barcham - 9 May 2013 20

Image of a bird of sorts.

Hey guys, you’re all super clever at answering these sorts of questions, that’s why Roundhead89 wants to ask you guys something:

I was in my backyard and a flock of birds descended. I took this pic and I was wondering if Rioters could positively identify it. I’ve always called them King Parrots. There seem to be a lot of them around lately.

What’s Your opinion?


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20 Responses to
Hey RiotACT, what kind of bird is this?
JazzyJess 9:40 am 10 May 13

What a handsome bird. All my yard attracts is Magpies and Peewees.

Jethro 8:15 am 10 May 13

poetix said :

These parrots make a really nice bell-like noise, too.

They are so beautiful, but the cockatoos are still my favourites.

I don’t mind. They all taste delicious.

poetix 10:38 pm 09 May 13

These parrots make a really nice bell-like noise, too. They are so beautiful, but the cockatoos are still my favourites.

dungfungus 8:47 pm 09 May 13

Jerry Atric said :

It is a mature male king parrot. The immature males are quite effeminate, you can’t tell them from their mums.

They will quite happily eat from your hand as long as the food is ok. Don’t expect to harvest any fruit they are here to harvest for you.

They love acorns from oak trees; in fact parrots and cockatoos love fruit seeds from all exotic plants and trees.
They are all looking forward to the juvenile trees budding at the Mount Rushmore Arboretum. What a mess they will make out there.

Jerry Atric 7:27 pm 09 May 13

It is a mature male king parrot. The immature males are quite effeminate, you can’t tell them from their mums.

They will quite happily eat from your hand as long as the food is ok. Don’t expect to harvest any fruit they are here to harvest for you.

Jerry Atric 7:24 pm 09 May 13

It is a mature male king parrot. The immature males are quite effeminate, you can’t tell them from their mums.

gospeedygo 7:06 pm 09 May 13

EvanJames said :

He’s a king parrot, and more importantly, he’s scoffing your olives. The local birds out my way have evidently been scoffing the local olives and pooing them on my deck.

I smell a business venture….

Thumper 6:26 pm 09 May 13

Yep, King Parrot.

Male.

The females are a dusky green .

Stunning birds and they are usually seen in pairs

Pork Hunt 5:50 pm 09 May 13

EvanJames said :

He’s a king parrot, and more importantly, he’s scoffing your olives. The local birds out my way have evidently been scoffing the local olives and pooing them on my deck.

Pitted or unpitted?

Henry82 5:27 pm 09 May 13

It’s definitely red

EvanJames 5:10 pm 09 May 13

He’s a king parrot, and more importantly, he’s scoffing your olives. The local birds out my way have evidently been scoffing the local olives and pooing them on my deck.

Paul0075 4:51 pm 09 May 13

That’s an amazing looking bird. The colours are fantastic!

Holden Caulfield 4:44 pm 09 May 13

That’s a red bird.

dungfungus 4:34 pm 09 May 13

Male King Parrot. A beautiful bird.

bikhet 4:31 pm 09 May 13

Photo?

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