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Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet
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Copyright: Alan Kolnik (Alan_Kolnik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 343] (2616)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D610, Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Perth 2016
Date Submitted: 2016-04-21 16:43
Viewed: 4467
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Australian Rainbow Lorikeet, photographed in Perth, where they have become a nuisance "preventing native birds from nesting" - see below. A small, fast flying, and astonishingly noisy bird, specially in a flock of them.


Trichoglossus haematodus

Rainbow Lorikeets are widespread in eastern and northern Australia, and also around Perth. Separated from their natural range by thousands of kilometres, the feral Rainbow Lorikeets of Perth had become established by the late 1960s. In the 1980s, the population expanded. The problem with Rainbow Lorikeets in Perth is that they are aggressive around nesting hollows, preventing native birds from nesting. They have even been recorded dragging the nestlings of Australian Ringnecks from hollows and dropping them onto the ground, then occupying the hollow themselves.

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A very pretty and colorful image,Alan.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-22 11:26]

Hello Alan,
Beautiful photo of this Rainbow Lorikeet in good sharpness and nice natural colors. Attractive diagonal composition.
Enjoy the weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-22 13:10]

Hi Alan,very original perspective,an excellent capture of this lorikeet despite the very difficult backlight,bright colors and fine details too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Alan,
Beautiful species and well captured. Nice color. Difficult shot, facing lens towards bright sky.
Thanks and have a nice WE,

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