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.
The Rainbow Lorikeet mostly forages on the flowers of shrubs or trees to harvest nectar and pollen, but also eats fruits, seeds and some insects.
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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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • dperalta
    dperaltaover 3 years ago

    I have to let you know I am positively jealous of your bird-watching location! LOL. Loris are just beautiful birds and from what I understand quite comical to watch at times. This is a stunning capture with this background!

  • Many thanks for your kind comment Debi, we are so blessed in this area!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

    This is just beautiful work! Well done!

  • Many thanks Trish!

    – byronbackyard

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • mspfoto
    mspfotoover 3 years ago

    Crackerjack Shot

  • Many thanks, I like this one too!

    – byronbackyard

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!!

  • Thanks so much!

    – byronbackyard

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Many thanks Larry!

    – byronbackyard

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