Parrots and cockatoos are the most conspicuous birds in Australia. They are everywhere, and often in large numbers. From the dense rain forests of the tropical north to the cold, wind-swept coast of Southern Australia and the deserts of the interior, every region is inhabited by parrots. “Australia – Land of Parrots” explores the diverse and spectacular life of the parrots and cockatoos across the varied landscapes of the island continent. Inhospitable forces of nature – cyclones , drought, flood and fire shape their life as do humans who unwittingly provide food and water in abundance. Length: 52min
Produced by David Parer & Elizabeth Parer-Cook for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Natural History Unit and Thirteen/WNET New York in association with PBS. Distributed by National Geographic Television International. © Australian Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.
AUSTRALIA – LAND OF PARROTS Clip 1: Perentie hunting Budgerigar HD from David Parer on Vimeo.
AUSTRALIA – LAND OF PARROTS: Clip 2- Sulphur-crested Cockatoos eating crops HD from David Parer on Vimeo.
AUSTRALIA – LAND OF PARROTS: Clip 3 – Palm Cockatoo Drumming HD from David Parer on Vimeo.