Not Quite a King by onewing

Not Quite a King

We have been out at a barbeque today at a friends house. A beautiful day, nice friends and lovely food and wine, who could ask for more.

It is a pity I didn't take a camera with me because our friends had lots of fig birds in the garden feeding on their mulberry bush.

I spotted this baby king parrot on one of the picnic tables at the park a couple of weeks ago.

Not sure what you call a baby king parrot, maybe a prince.
Well he's a colourful we chap..
October 27th, 2019  
Lovely Christmas colours
October 27th, 2019  
A beautiful, chubby bird
October 27th, 2019  
Haha, a Prince! Very colourful.
October 27th, 2019  
bwahahaha that's so funny because there is a princess parrot as well but I don't believe there is a prince parrot. what a find - interesting that the red is on the belly, whereas for the adult it is on the head. lovely capture :)
October 27th, 2019  
This bird is looking for a cuddle! i wish I could! fav
October 27th, 2019  
OH! Babs.....such a beautiful capture of this sweet bird.
October 27th, 2019  
A royal photo you have taken. lol
October 27th, 2019  
Cute
October 27th, 2019  
What a little cutie. I always imagine that their colours develop as they mature. I’m glad to be proved wrong. He’s gorgeous!
October 27th, 2019  
Aww, adorable little fella! Such great colours. Like a kid set loose with felt tipped pens!
October 27th, 2019  
He's gorgeous Babs - i hope he had some parents nearby?
October 27th, 2019  
Gorgeous little fellow full of colour well spotted and captured Babs:)
October 27th, 2019  
@koalagardens I believe that the male Australian king parrots have a completely red head. Females are similar to males except that they have a completely green head and breast. Both sexes have a red belly and a green back, with green wings and a long green tail. So I am wondering if this is a baby female or maybe they could all start off this colour and change when they become adults. I suppose you could call her a princess then rather than a prince, ha ha.
October 27th, 2019  
@onewing I must read up on this a bit - you've got me quite interested since I have them here, but I see pairs that both have red heads! I love learning new things!
October 27th, 2019  
Nothing so cute! Fav.
October 27th, 2019  
Great capture
October 27th, 2019  
Super capture
October 27th, 2019  
Beautiful capture.
October 27th, 2019  
Prince or Princess....doesn't matter. he or she is so colourful and cute. fav.
October 27th, 2019  
Nice food and wine.. sounds lovely ! Isn't he a beauty
October 27th, 2019  
He’s adorable.
October 27th, 2019  
Sweet capture
October 27th, 2019  
I am surprised that you don't carry a pocket camera with you. You are always out and about and seem to be missing some opportunities. Don't you also have the FZ 80? Beautiful shot of your Prince ;-)
October 27th, 2019  
bep
Colourful, adorable; a beautiful capture.
October 27th, 2019  
Such a sweet little bundle - so colourful !
October 27th, 2019  
I love his colors. Such a sweet shot.
October 27th, 2019  
Beautiful bird
October 27th, 2019  
Lovely capture
October 27th, 2019  
Beautiful
October 27th, 2019  
How colourful, lovely capture, fav
October 27th, 2019  
Lovely bright colours
October 27th, 2019  
Terrific :)
October 27th, 2019  
Very colourful, Looks a bit shocked by the flash!
October 27th, 2019  
@ludwigsdiana I usually have my camera with me and yes I do have a pocket camera, but I decided not to take it with me yesterday. Too busy catching up with friends, eating and drinking. The fig birds were bonus entertainment.
October 27th, 2019  
He's lovely. Very nice shot!
October 27th, 2019  
By any name, he is a beauty. Great shot.
October 27th, 2019  
Lovely detail, great colour!

Ian
October 27th, 2019  
He's so sweet looking. In spite of it being a cell phone shot- it's still a good one!
October 28th, 2019  
Ha, a prince or a kinglet, I so wish we had these colourful little ones
October 28th, 2019  
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