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