World Parrot Day
A celebration of the colourful and rare
My bird-watching friend Simon is telling me about the parrots he sees on his daily walks around Canberra. It is a long list, which includes five types of cockatoos. When he gets to the tenth parrot species — “red-rumps. Everyone loves those” — he stops to think. The eleventh is the rainbow lorikeet.
“They’re newcomers,” he says. “And they’ve…