Monday, April 21, 2008


Lorikeets are fiesty birds and are found among the birds in our suburbs. This is believed to be a Rainbow Lorikeet after consulting the Reader's Digest Photographic Field Guide Birds of Australia. At 25-30 cm long it is a medium - large bird and is a nectar eater hence its liking for the bizarre colourful growths on the Banksia tree. Two birds were busy just outside our window.
Grow local varieties of trees in our gardens to provide food for our native birdlife.

7 comments:

Kate said...

What a beautiful bird! It's plumage is brilliant and you photographed it well!!

Tanya said...

Such a colorful bird!
In San Diego we have a place called Wild Animal Park and there was a spot in there where you could feed the Lorikeets. They would give you a little cup of sugar water (something like that) and you would walk in holding the cup out and the Lorikeets would even perch on you to get a sip of the drink. Amazing! It was always kind of overwhelming though for my kids,lol.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I remember these just outside my bedroom window in the morning and there wasn't just one but a whole flock... how I miss the sound... funny... being away from home for 6 years... I miss all these sounds of the birds...

babooshka said...

It's so nice to birds as beautiful as this in their naive country flying free.

Destitute Rebel said...

Wow what a beautiful bird, we boring birds in our areas this was a treat for sure.

GMG said...

Hi Julia! You probably didn’t notice, but I was absent for a while… ;)) Anyhow, I missed your posts and comments, so I’m trying to catch up what I can!
This Lorikeet looks gorgeous and that serpent spooky! ;)
Hope you have a great weekend!
Blogtrotter

vero said...

Oh, what a likeable little parrot, he has beautiful colous