"I love hanging out among the Banksias."

Trish Meyer

Denhams Beach, Australia

  • Available
    Products
    13
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 164

Wall Art

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

Available Products above will take you to clickable links of products available in this image.

To view more of my images, please visit MY PORTFOLIO

View more images of BIRDS & WATERBIRDS

Panasonic FZ 100 hand held
1123 views 13 April 2014
508 views 28 October 2012
387 views 11 June 2012
35 favourites 11 December 2013

FEATURED
The World As We See It , or as we missed it … March 2012
Artists Universe … March 2012
Breathtaking Wild Animals & Plants … March 2012
The Tropical Zone … March 2012
Featured Women Photographers … April 2012
Explore … April 2012

ABOUT THIS IMAGE
Photographed at Denhams Beach, New South Wales, Australia.
Rainbow Lorikeet, Trichoglossus haematodus is unmistakable with its bright red beak and colourful
plumage. Both sexes look alike, with a blue (mauve) head and belly, green wings, tail and back, and an
orange yellow breast. They are often seen in loud fast-moving flocks, or in communal roosts at dusk.

The Rainbow Lorikeet occurs in coastal regions across northern and eastern Australia, as well as a local
population in Perth (Western Australia), initiated from aviary releases. They are found in a wide range
of treed habitats which includes rainforest and woodlands, as well as in well-treed urban areas and are
largely sedentary with some nomadic movements in response to seasonal flowering or fruiting of plants.

The Rainbow Lorikeet mostly forages on the flowers of shrubs or trees to harvest nectar and pollen, but
also eats fruits, seeds and some insects. They appear to have benefited from artificial feeding stations
and prolific fruiting and flowering trees and shrubs in urban gardens. They have acclimatised well to
urbanisation and are commonly encountered in well-treed suburbs.

The eggs of the Rainbow Lorikeet are laid on chewed, old wood, usually in the hollow limb of a eucalypt
tree. Both sexes prepare the nest cavity and feed the young, but only the female incubates the eggs.
Edited from Australian Museum’s “Birds in Backyards” website.

More of my colourful visitors can be seen at the following locations

The Daily Bath
Out on a Limb!
Lorikeets Bathing
After Bath Shower
Rainbow Lorikeet
♥ The Two of Us ♥
Plenty to Smile About !
That’s MY Coconut Ice!

Artwork Comments

  • Trish Meyer
  • orko
  • Trish Meyer
  • Drew28
  • Trish Meyer
  • AnnDixon
  • Trish Meyer
  • Eve Parry
  • Trish Meyer
  • Ray Clarke
  • Trish Meyer
  • lorilee
  • Trish Meyer
  • Lance Leopold
  • Trish Meyer
  • Kymie
  • Trish Meyer
  • barnsis
  • Trish Meyer
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.