Rainbow Lorikeets

Rainbow lorikeet looking through the treesRainbow lorikeets are such brightly coloured birds, but when they decide to hide amongst the gum leaves they can be really hard to spot.

On a cold winter morning we stopped and talked to this pretty bird.  Not only did he come out and show himself, he also showed us his mate and their baby. 

A few days later we heard some bird call out to us from inside the cape honeysuckle bush.  A couple of heads stuck out of the orange flowers and we discovered the rainbow lorikeets.  The orange band round their necks, their purple heads, along with the dark bands on their abdomens and their green backs give them the perfect camouflage when they go rummaging amongst the flowers and fruits of the gum trees.

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Previous Slide 1/6 NextRainbow LorikeetWho are those two humans down there?Who are those two humans down there?Rainbow LorikeetThey look okay to meThey look okay to meRainbow LorikeetLet me take them to my treeLet me take them to my treeRainbow Lorikeetand show them my mateand show them my mateRainbow LorikeetSee how well I can hide amongst the gum leavesSee how well I can hide amongst the gum leavesRainbow Lorikeetwhen I want towhen I want to

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