Rainbow Lorikeet

Marilyn Harris

Joined February 2008

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Rainbow Lorikeet – Hmmmm! Come on…… This is my best side!

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SOLD a Medium Canvas Print (406mm x 305mm) and a Small Throw Pillow (16″×16″) to unknown purchasers.

NINE (9) Features: It’s What Moves Me, Birds! Birds! Birds!, National Parks of the World, Australian Wildlife,
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Featured in the Top 10 of Art 4 CharityMarch Avatar Challenge 2009.

Australian Birds Calendar

Scientific name: Trichoglossus haematodus
Family: Psittacidae

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.

They are such colourful parrots that it is hard to mistake them for other species. The related Scaly-breasted Lorikeet is similar in size and shape, but can be distinguished by its all-green head and body.

Found in coastal regions across northern and eastern Australia, with a local population in Perth (Western Australia), initiated from aviary releases.

The Rainbow Lorikeet has a wide range of treed habitats including rainforest and woodlands, as well as in well-treed urban areas.

Canon PowerShot A650 IS
12.1MP – 6x Optical Zoom – 4x Digital Zoom

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