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.