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Rainbow Lorikeet

Trichoglossus haematodus

Description:

This pair of rainbow lorkeets were getting cosy on a rainy afternoon in my garden.

Habitat:

Rainforests, city parks and gardens in the Greater Brisbane region.

Notes:

These birds often visit my garden and I have included a video of a courting pair. The video is not high quality as it was a rare moment of grabbing whatever I could put my hands on to quickly record the action. The female does not seem the least bit interested and she gives a whole new meaning to kick boxing! The male lorikeet is hilarious as he struts his stuff!

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250 Comments (1–25)

Everyone is awesome
Everyone is awesome 2 months ago

Lovely colors! Beautiful!

Everyone is awesome
Everyone is awesome 2 months ago

I love the colors! Beautiful!

SusanHarperEmmerling
SusanHarperEmmerling 2 months ago

Too cute! Beautiful colors.

Rainbow Lorikeets are the F1-11 fighter planes of the birds. Super fast with crazy manoeuvres. Must be all that sweet nectar.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 4 months ago

Your spotting got posted (attributed to you) on Frans de Waal's fb page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frans-de-...

Jack Dobie
Jack Dobie 5 months ago

That is an amazing photo well done

moreesyous
moreesyous 7 months ago

looks amazing

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 7 months ago

Wow! These birds colors are in-describable :)

juneah1
juneah1 8 months ago

Brrilliant!!!

yunseong1
yunseong1 8 months ago

There are a lot of colors in this bird!

kenneth1
kenneth1 8 months ago

That looks amazing!!!

katelew02
katelew02 11 months ago

Amazing birds

metulippatch
metulippatch a year ago

Very lovely!

beautiful!

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria a year ago

Haha that was great! The male lorikeet is quite a character. :)

extremebirder
extremebirder a year ago

What camera was used to take this picture?

josefina2
josefina2 a year ago

wat livle birds are biutiful are veri colorider

santi3
santi3 a year ago

were are they are beautiful

olivia3
olivia3 a year ago

pretty, I like

alana1
alana1 a year ago

how nice

Nicole_D_19
Nicole_D_19 a year ago

Pretty!

ILoveAnimals
ILoveAnimals a year ago

It's wonderful!!!

JuniorCarvalho
JuniorCarvalho a year ago

They are so Cute!!!!

NRM4424
NRM4424 a year ago

Wow these birds are so cute

miahmelea
miahmelea a year ago

So colorful

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -27.52, Long: 153.22

Spotted on Jul 10, 2010
Submitted on Jul 10, 2011

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