This small and not uncommon parrot is a common sight on grassy roadside verges, sports ovals and cricket grounds. Roadside are never the easiest places to take pictures and sport ground offer too little cover for the advancing photographer.
As a result I don't have too many pictures of this species. Equally, their love of tall grass and of perching on open exposed branches means that even when I do get close to some they are often hard to photograph.
As a result I was rather pleased to find one being a little more cooperative than normal on the same day as I found last weeks Frogmouths.
This bird sat for a brief while on a low branch and I managed to get off a couple of pictures before it flew off.
As you can see it is rather good looking!
Its name - Psephotus haematonotus - refers to a red ('bloody') back rather than to its rump. And if the truth be told, the 'red-rump' is not always that obvious, and is only found in the male.
This next shot is more typical of how I think of the bird - sitting on a branch after bursting from the shadows of the long grass!
The bird on the RHS is the female.
Now its over to you. Click the Blue Button and off you go. SM