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

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  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Deb

  • Many thanks Marvin, they’re hilarious to watch!

    – byronbackyard

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Very nice grouping

  • Many thanks Larry!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ian Creek
    Ian Creekabout 3 years ago

    This is a great capture !

  • Many thanks Ian, I could watch them for ages, they’re hilarious!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 3 years ago

    Simply awesome capture love these birds.

  • Many thanks Julie!

    – byronbackyard

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