Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Rainbow Lorikeet

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

Well Christmas has come and gone for another year hope everyone enjoyed themselves.

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Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)

It would not be Christmas without the Rainbow Lorikeets gathering under the Mango Trees to feed on the fallen fruit dropped by the Flying Foxes. It is interesting to watch the antics of these birds as they stagger about, getting drunk on the fermenting fruit. Once we watched a Crow dragging a Rainbow by the tail so it could have a feed of a Mango too.

Have been trying to get photos of them at the Mango's but it is a bit wet at the moment. We are having very good rain and the place is green again. Have to dig out the mower after many months of not needing it.

9 comments:

mick said...

Nice photo! The Rainbow Lorikeets at my place had a big fight with the Noisy Friarbirds this morning - they hurled insults at each other - but I don't think either side really had the advantage!

Neil said...

Thanks Mick did not know you could translate bird speak.

NicoleB said...

It must be awesome to see these colourful Beauties out and about!

NatureFootstep said...

great image of a colorful bird. :)

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful birds, love all the colors. What a great sighting, it must be cool to have them in your yard.

Neil said...

Thanks everyone and Happy New Year to you all.

Larry said...

Happy New Year Neil! Love the Rainbow Lorikeet and I don't know about you but I am really looking forward to more rain coming my way.

Neil said...

Thanks Larry hope you don't have to wait too long for the rain.

tilcheff said...

Happy New Year, Neil!
Thanks for leaving a comment under my last post!