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Scaly Breasted Lorrikeet(left) Little Lorrikeet (right)


Tiny parrot like bird, hanging out with the scaly breasted and rainbow Lorrikeets? Never seen one before either...


Right here somewhere

1 Species ID Suggestions

KarenSaxton 11 years ago
little lorikeet Glossopsitta pusilla
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus Little Lorikeet

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AliceGreenup 11 years ago

Also you could add your spottings to this mission if you like

AliceGreenup 11 years ago

Definitely a little lorikeet. If it was spotted near murbah as the map suggests i've never seen one around here! great spotting!

KatieAshton-Mckenzie 11 years ago

Malcolm :(

Are we talking about the same bird, Peach-faced Lovebird, Agapornis rosiecollis, is only fractionally larger than a Little Lorikeet (only 1 R by the way), being just 1-2cm longer, and due to being bred for the pet trade like budgies they have numerous plumage variations here where they have escaped back to the wild. This is the wiki link for them:

KatieAshton-Mckenzie 11 years ago

Beauty, I already knew the Scaly Breasted Lorrikeet as detailed above, Little Lorrikeet I what I was after thanks Malcolm, My mate breeds 'peach faces' as they're called here, miles too big and completely different colours!

I agree with Scaly-breasted Lorikeet but the small one is a Little Lorikeet, right down to the buff patch on the neck. Both are in my Birds of Australia photographic field guide.

Chicquita 11 years ago

Juveniles, maybe?

auntnance123 11 years ago

I think the larger one is a scaly breast lorikeet and the smaller possibly a peach-cheeked parrot.

The one on the right looks like a Peach-faced Lovebird, the other could be also. These are very popular cage birds, originally from Africa, so they may be escapees.

KatieAshton-Mckenzie 11 years ago

Any one EVER seen one of these, not in any of my bird books...

2484, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Nov 30, 2011
Submitted on Nov 29, 2011

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