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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

It's all up to these guys

Orange-bellied Parrot fledglings, Melaleuca keep from the species becoming extinct. The numbers are crazily low. 

I was lucky enough to go back to South-West Tasmania in the last few weeks; the adult birds had already left for Victoria. The fledglings follow a bit later. 

Partly why I haven't posted - busy busy!   The Wooden Boat Festival was a highlight too - for those of you that like boats.


  1. lovely to see these little parrots for the very first time

  2. Cute birds, nice post for the theme!

  3. Wow, sad to hear their numbers are so low! They are too beautiful to loose. Thanks for sharing these cuties! Have a happy day!

  4. Beautiful birds and very important. I hope they all make it!

  5. Beautiful bright little birds.

  6. Pretty little birds!
    I'm a little sad that the adults leave them behind.
    Hope they make it safely.

  7. I wonder if people realise they are looking at one of the rarer birds in the world! I have spent more than a few hours in slat marshes not see RBP's!

    I did not really recognise the juvenile birds when I saw them first - thats because I don't see many!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

  8. they are so sweet! sorry about the endangered species, though!

  9. They're so sweet -- I hope they thrive and their numbers grow. (I hope that about all endangered species, not just the ones as charming as these!).