Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday: Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

The Scaly-breasted Lorikeet is Australia’s second-largest species of lorikeet, behind the Rainbow Lorikeet. Instead of the Rainbows’ vivid coloration, Scaly-breasted Lorikeets are mostly emerald-green, with yellow scalloping on the front (the ‘scales’) and a coral-pink bill.




Like other lorikeets, they almost exclusively eat nectar which is usually gathered from the flowers eucalypts, banksias, paperbarks and other native trees and shrubs. These lorikeets often associate with other species of nectar-eating birds, especially Rainbow Lorikeets, and they are often seen squabbling noisily with them in the canopy of flowering trees.





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9 comments:

Graham Edwards said...

I remember playing golf and having the balls stolen from the fairway by these beautiful and irritating varmints.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

INcredible that this is a backyard bird! I've seen posts of your country's marvelous birds before, but I never cease to marvel . Beautiful pictures.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beauty, Liz!
I just love these birds, but of course, we do not have them in the wild here. What an experience to have them just flying around in the wild.
The scalloping on the chest is really so unique.
Have a great week, my friend!
xo.

Lady Fi said...

Such marvellous colours!

Jessi Lashakmitis said...

Love this set of beautiful images!!! Very very nice gorgeous colors. Thanks for sharing:)
Jessi

Brian King said...

Such gorgeous birds!

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Wow! What colours! Great shots

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a gorgeous birds. It is colorful! Lovely photos.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Michael S-B said...

Glorious pics of beautiful birds. Thanks for sharing :) xoxo

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