28 Parrot or Port Lincoln.

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The joyous cry of the twenty-eight parrot and its cheeky tail wagging meant that it was always welcomed as a bringer of happiness by the Noongar people, who called the bird Darlmoorluk.

It was said that when Darlmoorluk was around, the camp was safe from evil spirits that roamed the bush.

Although twenty-eights were good to eat, the Noongar only hunted them in desperate times.

The attractive green, yellow and blue bird which frequents our parks and woodlands is known to the world at large as the Port Lincoln or ring-necked parrot, but has been given the colloquial WA name of twenty-eight because of its call, which some say sounds like it is crying "twenty-eight".

Interestingly, only the ring-necks in the South-West cry "twenty-eight". In inland WA, western South Australia and the southern Northern Territory they leave off the "eight"

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Comments (80)

Frode Iversen on September 21, 2013

Very nice close up shot! Like! Greetings from Norway. Frode.

✿ܓGy㋡ngyi ✿ܓ on September 21, 2013

Beautiful bird ~°~

Beautiful pictures !

Regards Gyöngyi

els f on September 21, 2013

lovely and colourful portrait! like

Cindy Breen on September 21, 2013


Many thanks


I appreciate the YSL

Best wishes Marion

Cindy Breen on September 21, 2013

Hi Sharron these are used to people as they get fed at this park....so nice to get so close to them, Thank you for the YSL

Best wishes Marion:-)

Cindy Breen on September 21, 2013

Many thanks Wolfgang

best wishes to you..Marion

Cindy Breen on September 21, 2013


Many thanks for your visit...cheer Marion

Cindy Breen on September 21, 2013

Gyöngyi and Els

Thank you both so much...Have a nice weekend...


Athol2 on September 21, 2013

A great photo Marion Thank you for sharing his story. The parrots in the East don't have the black on top. We call them Rainbow Lorikeets over here. YSL. He needs a tissue KR Athol

Cindy Breen on September 29, 2013


Thank you for the YSL

Hope you are having better weather than us :-))


Rol/Photo/Alsace on September 30, 2013

Un excellent portrait..!



MAPP HUDRANS on October 6, 2013

Beautiful portrait, YSL!!

Best regards, Magdalena

danimero on October 16, 2013

Excellent parrot portrait. I like it a lot

Best wishes, Daniel

Carter Boswell on October 20, 2013

Great shot Marion, is it a wild one? F&L Cheers, Carter

Tomros on November 6, 2013

wonderful colours, interesting info!

Like this bird!

greetings, tomas

Cindy Breen on November 7, 2013



Carter Thank you all lots for your visits and YSL

Best wishes to all...Cheers Marion:-)

Cindy Breen on November 7, 2013

Daniel and Tomas

Thank you both very much...Cheers Marion

Cindy Breen on November 7, 2013

Hi Carter

Yes this is a wild bird but they get feed here so are used to people being around so can get quiet close to them and also the kookaburra's as well...Marion

Wilhelm Tell on March 12, 2014

Excellent portrait :-) Like 60. Kind regards, Wilhelm

Hans - PANO YES ! on July 10, 2015

Beautiful portrait! !!L&F!! Best regards, Hans

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Cindy Breen
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Uploaded on September 4, 2013
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    by Cindy Breen
    • Taken on 2013/08/25 14:35:15
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
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    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
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