rainbow lorikeet

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Rainbow Lorikeets are colourful small to medium-sized parrots with brush-tipped tongues for gathering nectar and pollen from flowers. They fly in small flocks and can make an incredible noise, particularly when different flocks compete for the same flowering trees. Around here they love the native eucalypt and banksia flowers as well as the native grevillas and other flora that are grown in surburban gardens, though this lot were enjoying the nectar from an introduced species.

Captured at Mullaway, north coast NSW.

9 thoughts on “rainbow lorikeet

    New Hampshire Garden Solutions said:
    April 9, 2013 at 8:02 am

    That bird is beatiful, and so is the tree he’s sitting in!

    urbantraveltales said:
    March 20, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Celebrating spring! Your photos are so colourful and artful!

      margosnotebook responded:
      March 20, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      thanks! i love birds that are miniature works of art

    Patricia said:
    March 20, 2013 at 6:51 am

    So beautiful.

    Nick Hunter said:
    March 20, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Fantastic composition. The mix of bright colors is an excellent remedy for the endless white of my current snowy landscape! Nice work, and thanks.

      margosnotebook responded:
      March 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      the parrots were very obliging choosing such a colourful tree! each season has its beauty 😀

    quietsolopursuits said:
    March 19, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Wow!

      margosnotebook responded:
      March 20, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      thats how they strike me every time

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