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Copyright: Eduardo Balogh (Ketaka) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 5 N: 124] (1159)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300 ED f4.5-5-6, SanDisk Extreme III, Nikon L1Bc 62mm
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Budapest ZOO Animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-17 1:56
Viewed: 3647
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The true parrots are about 330 species of bird belonging to the Psittacidae family, one of the two "traditional" families in the biological order Psittaciformes (parrots). The other family is the Cacatuidae (cockatoos) which are also parrots, but not classified as true parrots. True parrots are more widespread than cockatoos, with species in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and eastwards across the Pacific Ocean as far as Polynesia.

The true parrot family is often considered to contain two subfamilies, the Psittacinae (typical parrots and allies) and the Loriinae (Lories and lorikeets). However, there are other systems of classification and these two groups are sometimes ascribed full family status, being called Psittacidae and Loriidae. This does not seem to be warranted however, though treating cockatoos and certain lineages of true parrots at equal taxonomic rank (but not as families) may well be so; see below for why.

Like most parrots the Psittacidae are primarily seed eaters. There is some variation in the diet of individual species, with fruits, nuts, leaves and even insects and other animal prey being taken on occasion by some species. The lorikeets are predominately nectar feeders; many other parrots will drink nectar as well. Most Psittacidae are cavity nesting birds which form monogamous pair bonds.

Model - NIKON D300
DateTime - 2008:03:05 12:22:54
ExposureTime - 1/60 seconds
FNumber - 4.20
ISOSpeedRatings - 200
Flash - Flash fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 135.00 mm
ExposureMode - Auto
White Balance - Auto
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 202 mm
Contrast - Normal
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Hard

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Eduardo, this bird is so close to the australian rainbow lorikeet! my my gallery for a photo! Great photo well done.

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