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Musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna)

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The Musk Lorikeet is found on the coastal east and south-east Australia from south Queensland to the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia and including Tasmania. It is found in eucalypt woodland and along water courses where it feeds on nectar, pollen and blossoms as well as on cultivated fruits and seeds.

It has a bright red patch on the forehead which extends behind the eyes onto the ear coverts. The bill is black at the base with a reddish tip.

Tasmania, Australia.

Canon PowerShot A650 IS

Shutter Speed: 1/80sec
Aperture: F4.8
ISO: 200


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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!
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  • chijude
    chijudeover 5 years ago

    Brightly busy about his business.

  • shakey
    shakeyover 5 years ago

    Great shot Marilyn.

  • dougie1
    dougie1over 5 years ago

    good one!

  • Anna D'Accione
    Anna D'Accioneover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture of a bird in the wild. Great work blossom!!

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture Marilyn!! He’s gorgeous!! *-)

  • redrosedigital
    redrosedigitalover 5 years ago

    I see rainbow lorikeets every day but this is a very lovely and different lorikeet! Just love those red patches.

  • Nira Dabush
    Nira Dabushover 5 years ago


  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 5 years ago

    Great Take Bloss!

  • Michael Eyssens
    Michael Eyssensover 5 years ago

    I think I have seen these and have been trying to find out what they were, thanks for the helping hand :-)

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 5 years ago

    Marilyn this is a great capture, love it, has to be My Fav.

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