Turquoise Parrot in green and gold


I set up in front of this beautiful perch, hoping something nearby would land on it. After a long wait I saw a flash of gold flying towards
the perch and this male landed right in front of me, posing happily while I photographed it. One of those magic moments!

Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park, Victoria

Canon 7D, 500mm f/4L IS lens, 1.4x TC, 1/400, f10, ISO 160

Status: The Turquoise Parrot (Neophema pulchella) is listed as Vulnerable in New South Wales and Threatened in Victoria.

by Dean Ingwersen, Victoria