Princess Parrot


Wild Life Sydney Zoo in Darling Harbour has a flock of seven princess parrots that fly free around the urban zoo. Surveying them in the wild is very difficult as they are highly nomadic; it is believed that the captive population now outnumbers those left in the wild.

Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Sydney, New South Wales

Nikon D800E, Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G, 1/640, f/3.2, ISO 1250, handheld

Status: The Princess Parrot Polytelis alexandrae is listed as Near-Threatened.

by Angela Robertson-Buchanan, New South Wales