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.
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.