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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, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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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  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 3 years ago

    Oh what a delightful image, absolutely gorgeous!!

  • Many thanks Naturelover, they love that bath I can tell you, there are a lot of squabbles!

    – byronbackyard

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture!!

  • Many thanks Tibby!

    – byronbackyard

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrarialmost 3 years ago

    Awwww!! So gorgeous – so sweet and it just makes me go “awwwww” :)))

  • Many thanks Vicki, the lorikieets are such characters!

    – byronbackyard

  • Mike  Kinney
    Mike Kinneyalmost 3 years ago

    Great shot

  • Many thanks Mike!

    – byronbackyard

  • Jacqueline van Zetten
    Jacqueline van...almost 3 years ago

    This is so sweet! Jackie:)

  • Many thanks Jackie!

    – byronbackyard

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