Of 39 different species of birds I have counted here on our property the King Parrot is one we don’t have.
This bird was a frequent visitor where we lived before,of course a different environment and three hours away is all it takes for a change in species.
It sounds greedy with the amount of species we do have,but I still miss these cheeky birds.The males of course have the full red heads the females are more green.
Those beaks can do some serious damage to a finger..just ask the woman(hmmmm) who rescued one that hit the window and took it to the vet..nearly lost myself a chunk of finger! the poor thing was not at all impressed with my rescue effort and sadly had done too much damage for the vet to help him.In Australia vets have an agreement to treat all wildlife which if can be helped is then passed on to the appropriate foster carer or released back to the wild.