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Rainbow Lorikeet – Hmmmm! Come on…… This is my best side!

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Scientific name: Trichoglossus haematodus
Family: Psittacidae

The Rainbow Lorikeet 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 and fast-moving flocks, or in communal roosts at dusk.

They are such colourful parrots that it is hard to mistake them for other species. The related Scaly-breasted Lorikeet is similar in size and shape, but can be distinguished by its all-green head and body.

Found in coastal regions across northern and eastern Australia, with a local population in Perth (Western Australia), initiated from aviary releases.

The Rainbow Lorikeet has a wide range of treed habitats including rainforest and woodlands, as well as in well-treed urban areas.

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Retirement has made it possible for me to be more creative and what better way to enjoy being creative than photography!
I have been fortunate enough to have traveled around Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe and Egypt, keeping my trusty camera with me at all times.

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Comments

  • ArtAdelaide
    ArtAdelaidealmost 6 years ago

    cute bird

  • JuliaWright
    JuliaWrightalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome portrait!!!

  • mikrin
    mikrinalmost 6 years ago

    I love these little birds!!! Wonderful close up Blossom!!!

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69almost 6 years ago

    Beautiful close up capturing all his lovely detail and his character too!!

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful shot !
    What a colourful bird.

  • dougie1
    dougie1almost 6 years ago

    yes – beautiful shot!

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellalmost 6 years ago

    Isn’t it just fabulous colors and capture.

  • Memaa
    Memaaalmost 6 years ago

    Sensational shot. I love when you take photos of these birds. They are fantastic!

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanalmost 6 years ago

    fabulous photography Blossom

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillalmost 6 years ago

    absolutely fantastic bird, such glorious colours, beautiful shot hugsxxx

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