After living in a concrete jungle for a while, I find myself forgetting that any birds exist, other than the ones that want to drop a “hello” on my head or steal my lunch. However, the beautiful winged creatures pictured here are sure to brighten anyone’s day. And to all the pigeons, sparrows, and blackbirds out there wondering why you weren’t included … don’t worry—it’s nothing personal.
The Eastern Rosella is native to Australia and is highly intelligent, is capable of learning a large repertoire of songs, and can be trained to speak. Although Rosellas can be kept as pets, they prefer to have minimal human interaction. So if you’re ever Down Under, keep your distance and snap a picture, or they might just take a snap at you.