Common Grenadier - Uraeginthus granatinus Also referred to as Violet-eared Waxbill, Uraeginthus granatinus (Passeriformes - Estrildidae) is a colorful bird native to Southern Africa. Measuring between 10 and 15 cm, it is one of two cordon-bleu.
Eastern Rosella, native to south-eastern Australia including Tasmania. They are intelligent birds and can be kept as pets but do not tolerate 'petting' or 'cuddling' like most parrots do. They are likely to bite if handled this way.
Tasmania only has three types of parrot. Paul was taking the photo of one of these in an aviary at Eagles Neck, when a free rosella flew down and posed for him on a branch above the cage. I felt sorry for the imprisoned birds watching.
Australian Gang-gang - Callocephalon fimbriatum, is a small stocky cockatoo. This species is endemic to south-eastern Australia and is found in tall mountain forests and woodlands, with dense shrubby understoreys. Photo by Colin Cook.