Rainbow Lorikeet

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the Rainbow Lorikeet
Trichoglossus haematodus

Rainbow Lorikeet
The Rainbow Lorikeet, as its name implies, has all the colours of the rainbow.

When in groups, they enter into incessant chattering and fluttering about - creating an excited partying atmosphere.

Its young can be heard uttering a single piping call for attention - especially those that are still learning to fly.


Rainbow Lorikeet
This image shows a Rainbow Lorikeet guarding its nest.

When approached the adults in the nest, fly away hoping that any threat will follow them away from the nest.

The juvenile Rainbow Lorikeet (not shown) has a brown bill.


Rainbow Lorikeet
The Rainbow Lorikeet can be found in the eastern Australian coastal ranges from Cape York to Adelaide.

The photos above were taken in Cheltenham and the Lane Cove National Park in Sydney.



Here's a great set of images taken by Martin Kandilas near Cronulla in Sydney.

Rainbow Lorikeet
Rainbow Lorikeet
Rainbow Lorikeet