- Cockatiels, Leptolophus hollandicus
also known as Weiro and Quarrion.
This pair, ``Patsy'' and ``Tara'' are very friendly and talkative.
- Hooded Parrots, genus Psephotus or Psephotellus
also called the Anthill Parrot
since it nests in abondoned termite mounds,
in the north of Australia.
- Elegant Parrot, genus Neophema
- Rosa Bourke's Parrot,
genus Neophema or Neopsephotus;
This is one species where the females are coloured more strikingly
than the males.
These specimens have been bred to enhance the rose-colouring;
in particular, the male is ``split for blue''.
- Red-Rumped Parrot, Psephotus haemotonotus
also called Grass Parrot; common throughout South-East Australia.
``Mrs Red-rump'' in the nest
The female red-rump does not have the bright red rump of its male
counterpart. Currently this one is raising two chicks inside the
- Turquoisine Parrot, genus Neophema
also known as the Red-shouldered Parrot and beatiful Grass Parakeet.
also known as Shell Parrot, Zebra Parakeet, Warbling Grass Parrot,
``Rudolph'' the red-rumped grass parrot.
Rudolph is the largest bird in the aviary -- bigger than a large budgie,
and slightly bigger than the quarrions,
but smaller than the rosellas and lorikeets in the wild.
He has a wonderful time it when it rains.