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Rainbow Lorikeets ~ All beak & In your Face! by Kimberly Chadwick

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Taken in Picacho Peak, AZ at Rooster Cogburn Ranch
Feb 2010. Taken with Canon Powershot sx10is. Took the girls out for a few hours. It was a nice day and they love tp feed these guys. If you are anywhere near Picacho Peak, you should stop. Thought this was funny and cute!

The Rainbow Lorikeet is very colourful – almost every colour of the rainbow can be found on their feathers. They are not large birds, with a Rainbow Lorikeet’s length ranging from 25–30 cm (9.8-11.8 in) in size, and have a wingspan of about 17 cm (6.7 in). The markings of the best known subspecies T. h. moluccanus are particularly striking. The features distinguishing a Rainbow Lorikeet include a dark blue or violet-blue head and stomach, a bright green back, tail and vent, and an orange breast and beak. Several subspecies have darker scalloped markings across the orange or red breast.

Rainbow Lorikeets often travel together in pairs and occasionally respond to calls to fly as a flock, then disperse again into pairs. Rainbow Lorikeet pairs defend their feeding and nesting areas aggressively against other Rainbow Lorikeets and other bird species. They chase off not only smaller birds such as the Noisy Miner, but also larger and more powerful birds such as the Australian Magpie.

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  • Geoff Beck
    Geoff Beckalmost 5 years ago

    Hi Kimberly
    That’s a cool shot. We often get up to twenty of these in our backyard and boy are they noisy!! They boss every other bird around except for the Sulphur Crested Cockatoos.

  • I would love to see these in the wild! Though they are well taken care of and have not a care in the world, it would be nice to see them in a natural background! Thank you Geoff~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • whisperjo
    whisperjoalmost 5 years ago

    Oh my…… That for is is a close-up, LOL The colors are stunning!

  • Thank you whisperjo~ I love the colors too!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoalmost 5 years ago

    Sure are cute little birds – they put a smile on my face!!

  • I agree, mine as well Anthony! Thank you~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot Kimberly! :) Same as Geoff, we get them in our backyard also! They are just little gremlins so much fun to watch! LOL! I don’t get the Sulphur Crested Cockatoos so they are No. 1 boss in my yard. I feel sorry for the Rosella’s they are way down on the list and I’ve noticed even the pidgeons are getting infront of them. :(

    Gabe :)

  • As I told Geoff, I would love to see the Rosella’s as well. One of my life’s dreams is to visit Australia, perhaps one of these days! Thank you~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantalmost 5 years ago

    these guys are adoreable !!!!! Great shot !

  • Hehe, thank you Judy ~ Something different!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Bonnie Robert
    Bonnie Robertalmost 5 years ago

    Up close & personal for sure! Super capture

  • Thank you Bonnie, it was hard to keep the camera steady without giggling! They were too funny~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Kathryn Potempski
    Kathryn Potempskialmost 5 years ago

    outstanding image well done brilliant capture Kimberly

  • Thank you very much for visiting my world Kathryn!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • HelenBeresford
    HelenBeresfordalmost 5 years ago

    A fantastic close-up, love the bright vibrant colour :0)

  • I appreciate that Helen, thank you so much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 5 years ago

    And for our next number… great shot of these two.

  • LOL< Thank you very much my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyalmost 5 years ago

    Hahaha! Oh aren’t they just too cute, Kimmie!!! Sweet capture! ;o)

  • Yes ma’am they are too funny~ Thank you for your joyous comment!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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