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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

It's all up to these guys

Orange-bellied Parrot fledglings, Melaleuca

...to 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.

10 comments:

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

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  2. Cute birds, nice post for the theme!

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  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!

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

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  5. Beautiful bright little birds.

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

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  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

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

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  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!).

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