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Double-eyed fig parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma) Cairns Botanic Gardens, QLD. Aug 7, 2015. Australia,Cyclopsitta diophthalma,Double-eyed fig parrot,Geotagged,Winter Click/tap to enlarge

Double-eyed fig parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma)

Cairns Botanic Gardens, QLD. Aug 7, 2015.

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  1. So lovely, what happy beauties :) Posted 5 years ago
    1. They were only a couple meters away but I only spotted them because I heard the crunching of the fruits they were eating! And as often with birds in botanic gardens, they had zero fear of humans, which combined with the beautiful light, made for a very happy photographer. Posted 5 years ago, modified 5 years ago

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The double-eyed fig parrot , also known as the blue-faced fig parrot, red-faced fig parrot, dwarf fig parrot, and the two-eyed fig parrot, primarily inhabits forests on New Guinea and nearby islands, but is also found in isolated communities along the tropical Australian coast, east of the Great Dividing Range. With an average total length of about 14 cm , it is the smallest parrot in Australia.

Most subspecies of the double-eyed fig parrot are sexually dimorphic, with males having.. more

Similar species: Parrots
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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Uploaded Jul 31, 2016. Captured Aug 7, 2015 08:40 in 78 Collins Ave, Edge Hill QLD 4870, Australia.
  • PENTAX K-3
  • f/5.6
  • 1/250s
  • ISO400
  • 300mm