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Red-capped Parrot

Red-capped Parrot (Image ID 38160)
Photographed byJim Schultz on Sat 13th Oct, 2018 and uploaded on Tue 14th Jan, 2020 .
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CommentA female Red-capped Parrot is checking out a possible nesting hole. This parrot is endemic to Western Australia. Occurring only in the southwest corner of that state, it is closely associated with Eucalypt forests, its specialized, narrow and elongated bill being able to fiddle the seeds out of Marri Honky Nuts. But the parrot is also found in open woodland, even in farmed fields and grass paddocks, as it feeds on many different kinds of seed as well as on pollen and insects. Raiding orchards, it is considered a pest and pursued as such, yet it has managed to increase its population in recent decades. When feeding they are quiet, so you might overlook them, until you flush them, but in flight they call harshly, so you know, if they are about. Red-capped Parrots are of a nervous disposition and not easy to approach. Their shyness may have something to do with being a declared pest of agriculture, as they may be shot even without a damage license from the Department of Environment and Conservation. Bells Rapids, Swan River; GPS. Status: Least Concern
EquipmentNikon D3S camera body, Nikkor AF-S 500mm f4G ED VR lens, Gitzo GT3543XLS Tripod , Dietmar Nill gimbal tripod head Camera Settings: Aperture Priority f5.6; Shutter speed 1/200s & ISO-250. Matrix Metering Mode, Focus Mode: AF-C; AF Area Mode: Single. Nikon ViewNX-i for viewing and selecting files; Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw/CC 2019 for post-processing; Topaz Pro plug-ins for noise control. ‘Australian Bird Guide 2019’ for supplementary data and colour checks.
LocationBells Rapids, Swan River; GPS, Western Australia
Keywordsmale, female, adult, behaviour/display
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