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Birds of Australia

Common Name: Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Scientific Name: Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet close-up

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet are smaller than Rainbow Lorikeets and the only Australian Lorikeet with a completely green head, the aqua blue in the crown is only seen up close ay a certain angle.

Scarly-breasted Lorikeet

Scarly-breasted Lorikeets are a seasonal visitor although one or two pairs have been around all winter in 2014 after a 6 months absence in winter 2013. They feed with the Rainbow Lorikeets and are a delightful little bird in comparison and more far more friendly, Budgewoi Nov 2013.

Scarly-breasted Lorikeet

A juvenile Scarly-breasted Lorikeet enjoys the first flower on a Grevillea I planted, Budgewoi Nov 2013.

Scarly-breasted Lorikeet

Juvenile Scarly-breasted Lorikeet in flight - note they are red under their wings, Budgewoi Nov 2013.

Scarly-breasted Lorikeets

Scarly-breasted Lorikeets, juvenile in centre of image - Budgewoi Nov 2013.

Scarley-breasted Lorikeets

Scarley-breasted Lorikeet trio Budgewoi, NSW Nov 2013

Scalt-brested lorikeets

Scaly-breasted lorikeets Budgewoi Nov 2012.

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