Australian Rainbow Lorikeet
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|Australian Rainbow Lorikeet - Coloration is as follows: Bill, orange to red; Head, blue to deep brown lightly flecked with pale violet; Collar, yellow; Upperparts & Tail, green. The sexes are similar, with the female having a slightly smaller body and a smaller head.They are considered nomadic, their presence being governed by flowering shrubs, particularly in southern parts of the range. Daily movement to offshore islands occurs. They are arboreal and gregarious. The feet are strong, with sharp claws which enable them to climb among clusters of blossoms to seek food. Their tongue is specially adapted for the extraction of nectar from flowers. They move in flocks, often of large size, and are a colorful sight when feeding. Flight is rapid, and they are noisy, constantly screeching and chattering.|
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It hardly seems possible that a bird could be that colorful. It is a nice sharp image with good detail. It is nice that the background is so neutral so he really shows up. Be sure to indicate if an animal was photographed in captivity.
Evelynn : )
- [2008-08-15 20:39]
Incredible color Kris,
Great image, well composed with fine detail. It's hard to believe that one bird could have such a vast array of beautiful colors. Very well done!!! Good notes.
- [2008-08-15 20:59]
Lovely shot of this most beautiful bird. I've been to Australia where they will come and sit on your head and shoulders and hands. And they are soooo noisy!
Well captured, you show the colours and details really well