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    A hen red rumped grass parrot

    Many consider them drab compared to the more colourful parrots,the hens of the species probably are compared to the cock birds but none the less still have a beauty about them imo.






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    They are popular as an aviary bird here.
    I had examples of the sex-linked yellow mutation and bred them here many years ago.

    Currently I have 5 pairs of the yellow mutation of the Turquoisene Parrakeet and hope to breed them next season and I also have about 60 Budgies with some babies in the nest boxes at the moment. [I have rung 89 baby budgies so far this year.]

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    John, Utterly superb pictures. I love the variation of the birdlife that you have in Aus. Wonderful!!

    Thanks for posting


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    There are many more species here that I have earmarked to get pics of,or better pics of what I already have.

    stag1933 when you see a wild flock of budgies of several thousand turning in the sun it is indeed a great sight.

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    Yes, no doubt.
    They will all be green possibly with an odd yellow one.
    I have bred budgies since 1956 and understand their genetics.
    Here I have Skyblues, Cobalts, Violets, Light Greens, Dark Greens, Lutinos and Albinos in normal, opaline, dominant pied and spangled forms. My blues are either yellow-faced or the normal white-faced.
    I try to combine different mutations within the same bird to produce a rarer product for sale.
    This year I have produced yellow-faced Albinos, yellow-faced blue dominant pieds and spangles which sell easily. [ I rung chick No.90 today. ]
    I have five 12 foot aviaries and 18 breeding units here.

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    Although they were popular a lot of years ago I haven't personally heard of anyone actually keeping a budgie anymore in Aus.

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    It is the same here, people do not keep Sparrows as pets.
    However, quality exhibition Budgies fetch hundreds of pounds each here and a National Winner would make many thousands.


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    A very ordinary pic of Eastern Rosella`s another common bird of the grasslands,a real one time captive bird species.Plus another Blue Wren cock bird.








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