[RBG2017] Part 5: Rainbow lorikeets

Thursday, 19 October 2017
Rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus)

Rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus)

The Rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) can commonly be seen all along the eastern coast of Australia. It is primarily a nectar and pollen feeder but has been observed to eat seeds and meat. Other species of parrots are also making this dietary change.

Rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus)

Rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus)

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Backyard lorikeets #2

Friday, 4 June 2010

Rainbow Lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus)

The local flock of rainbow lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus) made a very rare visit to my backyard yesterday afternoon. Attracted by their hisses and screeches, I went outside to discover that they’d descended from the neighbour’s Jacaranda tree to perch on the Hills hoist and colorbond fence.

I turned right around and went back for the camera, hoping that they wouldn’t emulate last week’s sulphur-crested cockatoos and fly away as I replenished the batteries with excitedly shaking hands.

Delighted to find them still there when I re-emerged from the house, I approached to within five metres and took some photos to remember them by.

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Backyard lorikeets

Saturday, 21 November 2009
Trichoglossus haematodus (Rainbow Lorikeet)

Trichoglossus haematodus (Rainbow Lorikeet)

An unseemly cacophony heralded the arrival of a small neighbourhood flock of Rainbow lorikeets on this unseasonably hot spring morning. My camera and I were of course bound to follow. Here are some of the results.

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