Thought I’d post some more images from the other night. I don’t usually get so close to these beautifully vibrant coloured birds. They are partial to flowering gums and fruit trees. I sometimes see them in our fig tree when the fruit is ripe, and our neighbour’s flowering gum tree – but always at the top of the tree, never close up. So I was delighted that one had come to pay a visit at our friend’s home close to where we were sitting for dinner.
Some information from my favourite Australian Bird website:
The Rainbow Lorikeet is unmistakable with its bright red beak and colourful plumage. Both sexes look alike, with a blue (mauve) head and belly, green wings, tail and back, and an orange/yellow breast. They are often seen in loud and fast-moving flocks, or in communal roosts at dusk.