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Another Christmas Day visitor! The Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)

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By Bernieh


Another Christmas Day visitor!  The Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)

A pair of these colourful birds also dropped by the villa on Christmas Day ... they particularly enjoyed the green grapes!



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That is a wonderful photo Bernie.
You are SO lucky to have these as local birds to the gardens.

27 Dec, 2009

 

Louise .. you are so right ... we are spoilt as we do get to see beautiful birds like these on a regular basis ... perhaps we do take it all a little too much for granted!

27 Dec, 2009

 

How did you get such a good picture, aren't they nervy and flighty ?

27 Dec, 2009

 

No Louise ... this pair was apparently very used to people. They both just flew into the front yard of the villa, perched on a tree branch for a little while then flew down onto the patio chair. They both spent some time sitting on my nephew's arm while he held up a bunch of grapes for them to nibble one!
They were also very quiet which is a little unusual for this breed ... normally they screech very, very loudly!!

27 Dec, 2009

 

Amazing !
Do folks catch and keep them, in their own aviaries - if they're not afraid of people they wouldn't see the danger ? :-/

27 Dec, 2009

 

Yes unfortunately I'm sure this does happen ... once birds like these get used to people and getting close to people in order to get food, they would be easy to capture!

27 Dec, 2009

 

:-(
I don't like to think of that.
I hope they breed well in the wild or they'll become extinct out in the wild.

27 Dec, 2009

 

He's so lovely added to favs...

27 Dec, 2009

 

what a beautiful bird he is........such lovely colours.............

27 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks Carol and Holly ... again! ... but you're right ... the colours are terrific.

27 Dec, 2009

 

We only get to see them at our nearest zoological park. We buy little pots of nectar and the birds are all over us, fighting for it - great fun! lovely pic, Bern! :-))

27 Dec, 2009

 

Wow ! Wonderful Christmas day colour Bernieh.Hope you had a good Christmas and wishing you all the very best for 2010.x

27 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks BB .... had a lovely Xmas ... quiet but lovely. Looking forward to 2010 now ... hope it's great one for you and yours as well!

28 Dec, 2009

 

Its incredible, fantastic colours.

28 Dec, 2009

 

Bernieh:

WOW!!! Now that's a colorful bird!

29 Dec, 2009

 

All the colours of the rainbow, Yorkshire and Delonix ... it's so much brighter in real life!

29 Dec, 2009

 

Bernieh:

I know...I have seen these birds at the San Diego Zoo. They're incredible!

29 Dec, 2009

 

That is beautiful! The most 'colorful' bird I've ever seen around here would be a cardinal or a blue jay!

4 Jan, 2010

 

The name really fits this bird ... they are brilliant to see in real life Floralhead!

4 Jan, 2010

 

I bet!! I just love the bright colors. What a treat that would be to see!

4 Jan, 2010

 

They're a relatively small bird but very hard to miss!!

4 Jan, 2010

 

Best thing seems to be they're not scared so you get a pretty good view!

4 Jan, 2010

 

no birds around here would let you get close to them unless they are stupid pigeons! they don't care if you walk right by.

4 Jan, 2010

 

These birds will come to anybody if they think there's food involved ... the lorikeet above is wild and came in to get food from us without a care! Actually there were two of them and they both ate the grapes from my nephew's hand without a worry in the world.

4 Jan, 2010

 

actually they are alot like pigeons then but far more lovely to look at!

4 Jan, 2010



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