|Subject:||The colour of an outback sunset - Bourke's Parrot (film and audio)|
|From:||David Rees <>|
|Date:||Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:08:47 +0000|
As many of you will know Bourke's Parrot is very active just before sunrise and just after sunset. The sound of these birds coming into water in the semi darkness is very distinctive. The whirring noise of the wings combined with a high pitched chirp stands out from the other calls (Jacky winter, wrens etc) also heard. Play at high volume as it is quite quiet.
see https://soundcloud.com/david-rees-862324028/bourkes-parrot-neopsephotus-bourkii-psittacidae-parrots-southwest-queensland-australia recorded about 5am, pre-dawn
While they are most active in semi darkness, they can be found quietly in the day. Was very lucky with this one, which gave me 'red-rump standard' views. https://vimeo.com/290677448
Captured at Bowra, Cunnamulla, Qld in early Sept 2018.
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