Monday, August 15, 2022

Parrots

Parrots

Parrots

A7R4  in APS-C mode

FE 200-600/5.6-6.3 G

190XPROB/GHFG1

 

Red-breasted Parakeet

The only parakeet with a pinkish-red breast. Male is mostly green on the upperparts, with bluish-grey head, think moustachial stripe and red bill. Female is similar, but has grey head and black bill. Juveniles are drabber, with buffy-brown head and thin moustachial striple.

 

f6.3 1/800. @600mm, ISO 5000, Eagle Point, 1 Jan 2022

 

Juvenile, f7.1 1/800  @600mm, ISO 1000, Tampines Ave 2 Blk 141, 15 Feb 2022

 

 

 

Long-tailed Parakeet

The only native parakeet in Singapore. Maleis mostly green with bright red bill, pinkish-red face and thick black moustache. Crown is darker green than in other parakeets. Juveniles are entirely green and have weakly marked facial patterns.

 

Male, f7.1 1/1000. @600mm, ISO 2500, Woodlands Waterfront, 19 Dec 2021

 

 

Male, f7.1 1/1250. @600mm, ISO 2000, Woodlands Waterfront, 19 Dec 2021

 

 

 

 

Rose-ringed Parakeet

Big red bill, largely green with narrow black collar turning deep pinkat ear, yellowish-green head with blue wash on hindcrown/nape, blackish lower mandible. Female lacks collar.

 

Male, f10 1/1250. @600mm, ISO 640, Tanjong Katong Road, 13 Jan 2022

 

Female, f6.3 1/1250. @600mm, ISO 2000, NYGH, 28 Oct 2021

 

 

 

Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot

The smallest parrot in Singapore. Both sexes are entirely green with bright red uppertail coverts and a blue crown patch that is difficult to see in the field. Male has a red patch on the breast.

 

f6.3 1/800. @600mm, ISO 4000, NYGH, 1 April 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Tanimbar Corella

An all white cockatoo with pink lores. Male has darker iris than female, but is hard to see in the field. In flight, birds appear entirely white with yellow-tinged underwings.

 

A7R2, f6.3, 1/500. @600mm, Full Frame, ISO 640, Changi Village, 27 Oct 2019

 

A6400, f8 1/500. @600mm, ISO 5000, NYGH, MT190XPROB3/BHQ2, 22 Sept 2021

 

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