Sunday, 15 March 2015

Double-eyed Fig-parrot (Marshalli)

Double-eyed Fig-parrot

Cyclopsitta diophthalma marshalli

Cape York, Queensland, Australia

October 17, 2012


This little guy is Australia's smallest parrot, a Double-eyed Fig-parrot. (I hope you can see the small figure of a bird in these pics- the face gives it away) Actually there are three races found down-along the east coast of Australia and this is marshalli found at Cape York. 

These photos were in the dark of the rainforest hence very high ISO and handheld. Quite high up but the resolution of my D800 helped me to get ok record shots. To be honest I could barely see the bird through my camera lens it was so high and dark.






7 comments:

Stuart Price said...

What a great looking little parrot...........

Vicki said...

Gorgeous... and so tiny.

Rob Ashdown said...

Beautiful!!

Breathtaking said...

You did well to get these shots.
The Double-eyed Fig Parrot is lovely and is so tiny,...it's barely bigger than a fig!

Phil Slade said...

That's another one for me to Google Russell. It's a smart looking bird.

I'm impressed with your camera's ISO capability. I don't think my Canon could get those pictures.

John Holmes said...

It's a beauty...

Choy Wai Mun said...

They are so adorable. Good shots by the way.