Sunday, March 26, 2006

A Young One

A 1st year Green Rosella enjoys a dip. These birds spend a deal of time in the water washing their plumage. I've posted this image to show the 'green' stage of this rosellas plumage. In fact, I believe at this time of year, they're still undergoing moult, which may explain the frequent batheing. I've often noticed them in streams in other parts of the state, sometimes with Bluewing Parrots. Another explanation could be that they are subject to the ravages of feather lice or similar parasites!

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