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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 eggs of the Rainbow Lorikeet are laid on chewed, decayed wood, usually in a hollow limb of a eucalypt tree. Both sexes prepare the nest cavity and feed the young, but only the female incubates the eggs.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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rainbow lorikeets, trichoglossus haematodus, australian, native bird, parrot, flight, gum tree

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Phillip Weyers
    Phillip Weyersalmost 3 years ago

    Nicely done Debbie…. these guys are real characters, lovely birds.

  • Many thanks Phillip, they’re very colourful and very feisty!

    – byronbackyard

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent capture!!

  • Many thanks Marvin!

    – byronbackyard

  • Paul Hickson
    Paul Hicksonalmost 3 years ago

    wow fantastic shot, such a beautiful bird!!

  • Many thanks Paul!

    – byronbackyard

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