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Crimzen250 Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
As beautiful as these birds are, where i live they are an invasive species who are pushing out our native ring necks :(
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Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Professional Photographer
Unfortunately this kind of problem exists in a lot of places where the naturally occurring species are decimated by invaders. We found an increase of these guys here after a period of severe inland drought a few years back. 
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Crimzen250 Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, they are very successful here and compete for resources like food, similarly to how the rabbits out-compete the bilbys for food and push them away from their natural habitats
Apparently these guys were introduced here, they're aussie natives but not native to this area in particular

Either way they are a gorgeous bird :)
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Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Professional Photographer
Yeah, I do follow quite a few sources in regards to what is going on, on a bigger scale in regards to problems with how the world is changing as a result of both human intervention as well as changes in weather patterns, to name just a couple of contributing factors.

We as a species and a supposedly intelligent one at that, really need to be taking a bit more responsibility in regards to how we affect and allow other species to affect, eco-systems and environments as a result of our continuing growth and behavioural patterns. We sometimes introduce foreign species willingly in regards to seeking a solution to a specific problem, without understanding just how those species will and do affect the environments they are released into. 

I have noticed a decline in quite a few types of birds and small mammals over the time I have been paying attention to these details, in some cases it is not too catastrophic, with regards to reduction in numbers of introduced birds, due to other introduced birds, European Sparrows around here are pretty much non-existent now, but other species do fill that niche as well.

I also remember some stories from family friends, a couple of which were managing an Aboriginal reservation out in the Tanami Desert many years back, who, when speaking with the elders, heard stories how in the past, well before they had even seen the white man, there had been encounters with feral domestic cats, that they still hunted at the time.
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Crimzen250 Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
well the cane toad is a perfect example of this
introduced on purpose to try and fix the problem of the accidentally introduced cane beetle
turns out the cane toads were far more damaging than the beetle and there are zero predators that can take care of them, they've now spread very widely, they're even here in WA now in the north and continue to spread

it's like the old story of introducing cats to kill mice, dogs to kill cats, lions to kill dogs elephants to kill lions and then only the mice can scare away the elephants :p
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Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Professional Photographer
Yes, I know very well of that particular example :nod:

I am on the east coast, a couple of hours north of Sydney, not much about them down here, but a few hours north of here they have also been spotted :(
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DanielWolff-Gallery Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Professional
what color! A beautiful creature.
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Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Professional Photographer
The tree in my parents backyard, they are lucky enough to live near a decent expanse of bushland with lots of critters there :)
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Omoidenoki Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
Beautiful parrot :)
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Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Professional Photographer
They are :)
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