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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:51 pm

I don't know what happened to the last picture, i'll try again.

It only gave me 1/2 the picture so I cropped it in the center.

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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:46 pm

No they're a NZ bird only.

this is one of our local red cap parrots. They're very hard to get photo's of!!


Red tailed black cockatoos on Daves parents property


white tails in our yard


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Post by Siobhan on Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:29 pm

Do you have kakarikis where you are or are they only in New Zealand? I used to have a pair of them.... here is a picture of one of them.

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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:25 pm

The other lorikeet I think is the red lory. There are a few sub species of them, I don't know which one that is & they're an Indonesian bird.

The black cockatoos also come a a few different ones. We don't have black tails though LOL they're either red tails, yellow tails & white tails. The yellow & white tails stay around human populated areas. The red tails stay away from these areas so are harder to take photo's of.

We've got that many rainbow lorikeets in Perth it isn't funny. The bad thing about this is they aren't native to here, they're escapees & over the years have thrived in our climate. Not good for a lot of our native parrots & cockatoos because they're fighting a losing battle with the lorikeets to find & keep nesting hollows. As beautiful as they are, they aren't native to Perth & are breeding like rabbits, causing our native birds to become threatened species.

The rainbow lorikeets are also a very common pet bird in Australia. They can make awesome pets Very Happy

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Post by Siobhan on Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:22 pm

Well thats your answer then... to hell with the inlaws... you will have to build the Ronda Zoological Gardens. Admission should be discounted for members of this forum!
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Post by Ronda on Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:59 pm

LMAO! The thing is I already do have one! We live in a 3 bedroom and than I also have a 2 bedroom house that is empty next door. I call it my in-law suite for when they come and visit. They stay over there lol. So I actually do have a house for them! ROFL

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Post by Siobhan on Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:56 pm

Are you thinking of adding them to your flock too Ronda??? You will need a house for you and a house for the animals at this rate Very Happy
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Post by Ronda on Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:51 pm

Wow those are gorgeous! I love the pics of your kids, what a great lookin bunch! Can you have the lorikeets as pets????

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Post by ziggy on Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:46 pm

This Ronda is a picture of one up close






This is another kind of Lorikeet




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Post by ziggy on Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:42 pm

Hello Ronda,

Those are the Rainbow Lorikeets. They are a really cool bird. They are a necture eating bird and there tongue has a tip that has hair like things on it to suck the necture out. Ronda they are rather inexpensive also only about 400.00-500.00 but they are very messy and they have a very hard diet.


Here are some pictures of my kids feeding some in a bird avairy.


This is Joey feeding them necture





This is my daughter Jacki getting swarmed by them




They love to feed them and have them all over them. It makes for a good picture and a good time.


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Post by Ronda on Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:04 pm

WOW everyone! cyclops That is something! I love the black tailed Cockatoo's, when I was doing the Too's page I thought they were very cool looking!

What is the colorful green little ones called in Ziggy's (Mario's) post? I love those!!! I want one!!!

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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:56 pm

ziggy wrote:I was told that they are like our Pigeons over here a pain in the rear at times. LOL!!!!


oh yeah they can be a major pain sometimes. For here in the west it's the rainbow lorikeets & black cockatoos that're a pain.

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Post by ziggy on Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:39 am

Hello,

I know Jay would that not be the cooest thing you ever saw. I would try to take them all in LOL!!!!!


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Re: Our wildlife

Post by Jay on Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:33 am

Wow are you kidding me? how cool is that look out your back door and see that. Shocked

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Re: Our wildlife

Post by ziggy on Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:28 am

Hello Kim,

Beautiful pictures. I have a friend from another forum that is from the outback and tells me stories of wild Cockatoos all the time. He sent me some pictures of them feeding right in his back yard.

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I would love to have this for my backyard. I was told that they are like our Pigeons over here a pain in the rear at times. LOL!!!!

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Re: Our wildlife

Post by Jay on Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:26 am

That's really cool I like the cockatoo on the power line.

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Our wildlife

Post by Guest on Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:29 am

I have a lot going through my yard every year. The area I live in is very old & still contains a greta deal of bush.

What we get are 28's


Galahs


White tail black cockatoos


Rainbow lorikeets

brown goshawk

straw necked ibis

senegal doves

plus we get magpies, spotted doves. willy wag tails, red cap parrots, kookaburras, ravens.

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