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The Scaly-breasted Lorikeet’s beak and eyes are red, and it is the only lorikeet with an all-green head combined with a red beak. Sexes appear the same, with green upper-wings and body, marked with yellow ‘scales’ on the breast and neck. In flight, Scaly-breasted Lorikeets have two-tone, red-orange underwings with grey trailing edges.
These colorful parrots are common but often well hidden in the gardens and bush-lands of Byron Bay.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    What lovely color!

  • Many thanks, they’re very colorful birds but often stay hidden!

    – byronbackyard

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoabout 4 years ago

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoabout 4 years ago

  • Amir Saeed
    Amir Saeedabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful colors and nice capture. lve birds.

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • cmehta82
    cmehta82about 4 years ago

    wowwwwwwww byron… cool picc

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • Norah Jones
    Norah Jonesabout 4 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Many thanks Norah!

    – byronbackyard

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 4 years ago

    LOL, beautiful, such a cute capture,

  • Many thanks Ann for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • Tiffany Dryburgh
    Tiffany Dryburghabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous shot! Love the green against the blue background.

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitabout 4 years ago

    Ah so cute and a great shot!!

  • Many thanks Deborah!

    – byronbackyard

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