The Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park conducts ranger-led activities on a regular basis. Guests are allowed into one of the aviaries to meet a number of interestingly-named parrots. But first — here are the emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) and one of the peacocks.
This is Happy Feet, the most approachable and curious of the emus.
You’ll not want to annoy the owner of these feet, because they seem to be made for disemboweling. One foot is resting on the other, which I think is an odd sort of behaviour. Do all emus do this, or is this habit restricted to a particular bird?
Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) are native to India and Sri Lanka.
When you visit a close-to-nature sort of area it is always a good idea to have sturdy footwear. Because you might meet characters like Dexter.
Dexter likes feet. And ankles. And knees. And bums, if you’re incautious enough to bend or squat in his presence. I’m not sure about faces, though; I don’t think anyone has been game to try.
I’m told that Jojo is not a face eater. He (or she) is actually quite friendly.
The green parrot is an Eclectus parrot (Eclectus roratus) called Ted. Ted has been taking lessons from Dexter.
There appears to be a common theme in parrot names (except perhaps in Jojo’s case). I’ll leave it to the reader to decide what it might be.
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #1: Quoll and Devils
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #2: The Birds
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #3: Roos
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #4: Koalas and Echidna
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park #1: Wombats and Dingoes
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park 2016 #2: Roos
Date: 03 August 2015
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens 1: Pentax smc DA 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED SDM
Ambient light only.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.
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