Friday Photo: 25 October

October 25th, 2013 at 9:49 am by Chthoniid

One of our feathered friends from across the ditch.  With a generous splash of colour.

 

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9 Responses to “Friday Photo: 25 October”

  1. hj (6,330 comments) says:

    Looking through the key-hole?

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  2. Elaycee (4,286 comments) says:

    They are certainly noisy little critters and their colouring is brilliant – especially on the wing!

    There used to be a good number of them flying around the R.Wellington Golf Club / Heretaunga area in the Hutt Valley a few years back, but I’m not sure if that’s still the case.

    Great pikke, Chthoniid. Keep ‘em coming! :D

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  3. Dean Papa (707 comments) says:

    I’m surprised DOC terroists haven’t murdered them all yet.

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  4. Redbaiter (7,522 comments) says:

    There are some excellent in focus photos of these birds at this link, taken by a photographer with natural talent.

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  5. RRM (9,420 comments) says:

    There is some excellent material about the Lesser Spotted Moon Bat at this site: http://www.truebluenz.co.nz ;-)

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  6. Paul Williams (876 comments) says:

    These are noisy birds but they’re quite beautiful. They’re regulars in the trees at the front and back of my house in Sydney. They love Bottle Brush and Banksia trees. As much as I like them, I’d love to have Tui. They were just starting to be regular when we last lived in Wgtn.

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  7. thedavincimode (6,519 comments) says:

    LOL, and who is it that craps on about stalkers or those he deigns as not engaging in meaningful debate? This fatal attraction for someone who can’t even be bothered responded to him is very insightful. Like a moth to the flame. Another absolutely priceless effort.

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  8. Chthoniid (2,027 comments) says:

    @Elaycee

    Yeah, one thing they are is noisy. They’re still rare in our area however. Still, in terms of colours there are few small parrots that can match them.

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  9. Chthoniid (2,027 comments) says:

    @Dean Papa

    Probably a low priority with the other invasive species to try to control.

    @Paul Williams

    I imagine they’re quite an adaptable bird that enjoys the fruit trees in gardens. I must admit I also prefer having tui visit- we have a decent population around us in the local bush.

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