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Rainbow Lorikeet by Tom Newman



Rainbow Lorikeet taken in my front yard tree at Frankston , Victoria, Australia . I am visited daily by a pair of Lorikeets and weekly they have what seems to be A “Tree Party” where up to12 birds arrive and they all chatter loudly. Beautiful to see and to hear :-)

The Rainbow Lorikeet, Trichoglossus haematodus is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In Australia, it is common along the eastern seaboard, from Queensland to South Australia and northwest Tasmania. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas. The taxonomy is disputed, and it is often split into several species
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 has acclimatised well to urbanisation and is commonly encountered in well-treed suburbs.

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I began my photographic hobby at the age of 12, developing and printing 120, 620 &35mm B&W, forever learning and refining the fascinating art of photography. Now at 78 I still continue with increased enjoyment using digital medium – and still learning.
My favourite places for photography are the Melbourne Zoos . These are the Melbourne Zoo , the Healesville Sanctuary and the Werribee Open Range Zoo.
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  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 6 years ago

    Nice one Tom, lovely colours and look at that eye!

  • SpaceAce07
    SpaceAce07over 6 years ago

    Love the colors and the detail in this Tom. Excellent close up, very eye catching. Great shot.

  • Tom Newman
    Tom Newmanover 6 years ago

    Thanks Jenny and Space, this guy in a tree just outside my window , they are beautiful and very smart birds .:-)

  • Nira Dabush
    Nira Dabushover 6 years ago


  • Kathryn Potempski
    Kathryn Potempskiover 6 years ago

    So well done Tom, excellent colors and expression

  • Lisa  Kenny
    Lisa Kennyover 6 years ago

    Fabulous Tom

  • jesika
    jesikaover 6 years ago

    a very beautiful bird

  • Tom Newman
    Tom Newmanover 6 years ago

    Thanks everyone for your generous comments :-)

  • Marion  Cullen
    Marion Cullenover 6 years ago

    Awesome close up Tom, beautiful detail, colour & exposure, & well cropped.

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldover 6 years ago

    Stunning close shot,Tom!!!

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