On The Watch: A Rainbow Lorikeet

9 Dec
On The Watch: A Rainbow Lorikeet

On The Watch: A Rainbow Lorikeet

On the watch is this Rainbow Lorikeet. Looking around, protecting its nest…Who knows what’s inside?

I’m happy to report that these Australian parrots are very common in our local park, and, I guess, second only to Sulphur-crested Cockatoos in number.

Their colours are magnificent. Small wonder they’re named ‘Rainbow Lorikeets’!

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13 Responses to “On The Watch: A Rainbow Lorikeet”

  1. davidprosser December 9, 2014 at 8:22 am #

    For a moment I thought it can’t be a lorikeet with a beak that size until I realised I was looking at a leaf. Time to clean my glasses again I think.
    These birds are like little jewels, as always, I’d love to have some though not caged. I wish our climate suite escapees so that there would be flocks of delight flying around now.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  2. john flanagan December 9, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    Superb coloration!

  3. fluidicthought December 9, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    We share a love for these little creatures 🙂

  4. Julie Sopetrán December 9, 2014 at 10:50 am #

    Me encanta! Beautiful bird!

  5. Crooked Tracks December 9, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    Wow, what a beautiful bird, I just love watching the birds, they are not easy to photo, they like to fly away from me 🙂

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp December 10, 2014 at 11:10 am #

      Sometimes it’s so frustrating! But many of Australia’s birds seem not to worry about the camera. Cockatoos, Kookaburras and Magpies seem to take no notice, and generally I don’t have much trouble in photographing the Rainbow Lorikeets. 🙂

  6. Carol Balawyder December 9, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

    Easy to see why they’re named Rainbow Lorikeet. So colorful! It must be amazing to see one live! 🙂

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp December 10, 2014 at 11:12 am #

      Even more wonderful to observe a flock on the ground, eating, as I’ve often seen. Sometimes, a small flock will perch in a tree or shrub to find food: another awesome sight. 🙂

  7. agenda19892010 July 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm #

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