A King Parrot feeding in a Hopbush

King Parrot in Hopbush

A male King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis) feasting on the pale green unripe seeds of a Hopbush (Dodonaea viscosa) in November. Those winged seeds (“hops”) that survive the attention of the King Parrots ripen to bright red some months later. In the background is a young White Box tree (Eucalyptus albens).

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