|Male Eclectus Parrot (the female is red), Adelaide Zoo - sorry about that.|
I have seen them in their natural habitat in tropical Cape York Peninsula but not managed a photograph.
|Major Mitchell Cockatoos Lophochroa leadbeateri, north of Bourke, New South Wales.|
Named for the controversial explorer Major Thomas Mitchell, whose rhapsodising of them
brought them to popular attention. They are limited to the dry inland.
|Cockatiels, Sturt National Park, far north-western New South Wales.|
As seed-eaters they must find water daily.
They are the world's smallest cockatoo.
|Male Cockatiel, Mount Magnet, Western Australia.|
The name is a diminutive form of 'cockatoo', as adapted from Malay.
|Port Lincoln Parrot, race zonarius, Lincoln National Park (appropriately) , |
southern Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Despite the name, it is found throughout much of
central and western Australia.
|Twenty-eight Parrot (for the call), race semitorquatus, north of Perth.|
It is limited to the south-west.
|Eastern, or Mallee, Ringneck, race barnardi, south-west Queensland.|
This is the familiar form in inland eastern Australia.
|Blue Bonnet, Theldarpa Station, north-western New South Wales.|
Sometimes the isolated race called Naretha Blue Bonnet, from the Nullarbor Plain,
is regarded as a separate species.
|Swift Parrot, Mount Majura, Canberra. In the mainland woodlands they are nomads, following the eucalypt blossoms.|
The genus name is for John Latham, English ornithological giant (albeit somewhat erratic) at the turn of
the 18th-19th centuries.
|Bourke's Parrot, above and below, Thargomindah, south-west Queensland.|
I find it very hard to get good pictures of these; even having found them, it is
very difficult to get close to them.
|Budgerigar Melopsittacus undulatus, Mullewa, Western Australia.|
The male is on the left, with the blue cere (the waxy structure above the bill).
Budgies have such wonderful stories that they deserve their own posting, and
will receive it one day.