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This friendly bird is a daily visitor to my balcony from the nearby local bushland. He lands on a pot-plant or the balcony ledge and waits for some food. I place some food my palm and he then hops over onto my hand and eats it.

The Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia.

The bright colours of blue, green, yellow, red and purple make this parrot one of Australia’s most colourful and popular birds.

Captured: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Canon 400D, as is.

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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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Comments

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunabout 4 years ago

    Great shot Michael,they are such pretty birds

  • Thanks Trudi. Yes the colours are truly amazing.

    – Michael John

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueabout 4 years ago

    Nice capture mate :)

  • Thanks for viewing and your comment.

    – Michael John

  • tcat757
    tcat757about 4 years ago

  • Thank You!

    – Michael John

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneabout 4 years ago
  • Thanks!

    – Michael John

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneabout 4 years ago

    How beautiful—wish that bird would visit my porch—-in Las Vegas!

  • Thanks for the comment. Yes, we are lucky to have them here. I can even hand feed them, which is a special treat.

    – Michael John

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneabout 4 years ago

    I just had to feature this pic-everything about it is so natural & beautiful—the bird and the background.

  • Thanks for the feature Joyce. You have made my day!

    – Michael John

  • shoshanah
    shoshanahabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful! Congrats on the features!

  • Thanks for the comments!

    – Michael John

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful photo. Lovely job. Brenda

  • Thanks Brenda, for the comment and for the fave.

    – Michael John

  • SKNickel
    SKNickelabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks for the feature…I am thrilled!

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsabout 4 years ago

    Nice photo Mike. These beautiful birds are one of my favourites.

  • Thanks for the comment and the fave, Michael. They certainly are beautiful birds.

    – Michael John

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