Birds of Australia
Common Name: Rainbow Lorikeet
Scientific Name: Trichoglossus moluccanu
This shot was selected from hundreds because of the vibrant colours and I could get really close.
This is a young fledgling, it has black eyes instead of red and the beak is a darker colour and not the full orange. The tail feathers (out of frame) would be shorter. Is was also very trusting and I was within a metre at times.
Rainbow Lorileet profile.
Rainbow Lorikeets fighting, Budgewoi, Oct 2013.
Rainbow Lorikeets, Budgewoi, Oct 2013.
A Raibow Lorikeet plotting evil, Budgewoi, NSW Oct 2013