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The Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, eastern Indonesia (Maluku and Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In Australia, it is common along the eastern seaboard, from Queensland to South Australia and northwest Tasmania. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas. Several taxa traditionally listed as subspecies of the Rainbow Lorikeet are increasingly treated as separate species (see Taxonomy).

Rainbow Lorikeets have been introduced to Perth, Western Australia; Auckland, New Zealand;[3] and Hong Kong.
The Rainbow Lorikeet is a medium-sized parrot, with the length ranging from 2530 cm (9.8-11.8 in) in size, and has a wingspan of about 17 cm (6.7 in). The weight varies from 75157 g (2.65.5 oz). The plumage of the nominate race, as with all subspecies, is very bright. The head is deep blue with a greenish-yellow nuchal collar, and the rest of the upperparts (wings, back and tail) are deep green. The chest is red with blue-black barring. The belly is deep green, and the thighs and rump are yellow with deep green barring. In flight a yellow wing-bar contrasts clearly with the red underwing coverts.

There is little to visually distinguish between the sexes, however to a keen observer of their colouring and behaviour, their dimorphism is readily apparent.

Juveniles have a black beak, which gradually brightens to orange in the adults.

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:24.0 - 70.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 37.7 - 109.9 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 Dec 2013 - 7:39 AM
Focal Length:70mm
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:Auto
Title:Rainbow Lorikeet
Username:lesliea lesliea
Uploaded:1 Jan 2014 - 4:19 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Voters:ColleenA · Hermanus · lenocm · andylea · anglingandyq · M_squared · janlea · NaturesHaven · Newdawei · Mollycat · NDODS · netta1234 · raisa3112 · Alan_Baseley · SUE118 · RonnieAG · gwynn56 · saltireblue · nobby1 · sweetpea62 · Lynniesefforts · Trekmaster01 ·
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ColleenA Plus Member 3305 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 4:22 AM

What a beauty Allen, I am so enjoying the beautiful coloured variety of birds in Australia...great use of dof, well captured

Hermanus  3 South Africa
1 Jan 2014 - 4:23 AM

An excellent write up on this really lovely image Allen !! Super colour !!

Mollycat Plus Member 2Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 8:59 AM

Great narrative on this beautifully coloured bird Allen. Lovely pictures to start the year. Grin Peter

NDODS Plus Member 44335 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 9:33 AM

Stunning colour and detail.

Have a very Happy and Healthy New Year Allen.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

netta1234 Plus Member 3253 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 9:59 AM

These are Brilliant I love the expression's on the children's facesSmile

SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 11:12 AM

Delightful images all the best for 2014.

RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 11:34 AM

A delightful set of images with the birds interacting so well: all the very best to you and your's through 2014, Allen.

saltireblue Site Moderator 55003 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway30 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 2:55 PM

Beautiful birds, Allen. The one in v2 doesn't seem to like the food being offered!


sweetpea62 Plus Member 5sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 2:41 AM

Delightful set of images Allen.All the best for 2014..Lin

Lynniesefforts Plus Member 4Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
2 Jan 2014 - 4:52 AM

A great fun set Allen.. How tame are they!!

Lynette Grin

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