Rainbow Lorikeets: Wonders of the Australian Bush

7 Feb
Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeets: so aptly named!

I know of no other wild Australian bird that sports a more vivid, striking and cheerful display of coloured feathers, not to mention a wonderfully cheeky red beak.

Flocks of these parrots inhabit our local park  and often visit neighbouring gardens, especially those that support Australian natives such as Grevilleas, Banksias  and Bottlebrush.

Delightful!

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15 Responses to “Rainbow Lorikeets: Wonders of the Australian Bush”

  1. davidprosser February 7, 2014 at 7:38 am #

    He’s gorgeous Margaret. What a display. Since these birds are in parks they must be well used to people. Do they ever come down to be fed by the public? We have a park in Chester where the squirrels come looking for food from all the visitors. They can be cheeky little beggars too.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp February 7, 2014 at 7:46 am #

      Yes, David, and I have a few photos showing just that. Must search for them and post another time. We don’t have squirrels here. They are very cute. 🙂
      xxx Tons of Hugs xxx

  2. Odie Langley February 7, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

    I can’t imagine how wonderful it would be to see numbers of these beautiful birds often in the wild. You sure live in a blessed part of the world. Thanks for sharing.

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp February 8, 2014 at 1:21 am #

      Thanks, Odie 🙂 We are lucky to be living near a decent-sized area of Australian bush.

  3. tearphotography February 7, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

    What a beautiful sight, i wish i was in Australia 🙂

  4. Flamingo Dancer February 8, 2014 at 1:39 am #

    The flocks that visit our garden every day bring me so much delight. Happiness with feathers!

  5. Linda Visman - wangiwriter February 9, 2014 at 4:11 am #

    We have lots of these around us and it is wonderful to see a small flock of them flash among the trees.

  6. Jane Risdon March 2, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

    Stunning photos and wonderful descriptions. Thanks for bringing me here and for liking my author blog too. Chat again soon I hope. 🙂

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