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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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231 Comments (1–25)

Deny
Deny 2 months ago

So cute

mscopeland27
mscopeland27 3 months ago

So pretty.

Kalen
Kalen 4 months ago

aww so cute

The GeoDex
The GeoDex a year ago

Aww what beautiful birds :)

grade-78-science1
grade-78-science1 3 years ago

They actually are trichoglossus haematodus, is a pecies of parrot found in Australia. It is common along the eastern seaboard, from northern Queensland to South Australia and Tasmania. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas. Several taxa traditionally listed as subspecies of the rainbow lorikeet are now treated as separate species. They are so cute!

Miss Naturaleza
Miss Naturaleza 3 years ago

Beautiful... :)

noeliapa
noeliapa 3 years ago

So cute!!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 4 years ago

This video never ceases to amuse!

ZACHARY BRINDLE
ZACHARY BRINDLE 4 years ago

Simply beautiful.

Keaolani Manfre
Keaolani Manfre 4 years ago

SoO CUTE!!!!!!!

NateAndNature
NateAndNature 4 years ago

Feel*

Clubpenguin2.0
Clubpenguin2.0 4 years ago

Wow

NateAndNature
NateAndNature 4 years ago

Cool..






I'm getting an Amish fell...


Chris Taklis
Chris Taklis 4 years ago

Lovely colors.

Alexis .K. Carniel
Alexis .K. Carniel 5 years ago

WOW!

Lovely colors! Beautiful!

I love the colors! Beautiful!

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 5 years 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 years ago

That is an amazing photo well done

moreesyous
moreesyous 5 years ago

looks amazing

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 5 years ago

Wow! These birds colors are in-describable :)

juneah1
juneah1 5 years ago

Brrilliant!!!

yunseong1
yunseong1 5 years ago

There are a lot of colors in this bird!

Alexandra Hills, Queensland, Australia

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

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