Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday 328 - Rainbow Lorikeet

After three weeks away from home I have some catching up to do.

In the meantime here is one of my favourite Australian birds - the Rainbow Lorikeet.  These birds are surprisingly common around my house, but they never cease to bring a smile to my face.  Equally, they are very good to show to overseas visitors due to their rather remarkable colour scheme.






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24 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Nice to be welcomed home by this gorgeous bird! I certainly believe these still bring a smile no matter how often you see them..... your backyard birds are amazing.

Missy George said...

What a beautiful bird. Gorgeous colors. Great pictures. I would love to have a few of those in my backyard. They are much more interesting then finches enjoy the rest of your week Stewart. I don't think I have any birdies to share.

Phil Slade said...

I'm bound to say that you can't go wrong with that species Stewart. Lots of oohs and aahs with rainbow Lorikeet.

Rhodesia said...

Hope you enjoyed your trip. The Rainbow Lorikeet really is beautiful and your photos are excellent. Have a great week. Cheers Diane

Chris Rohrer said...

Such a beautiful bird!!! The color choice is like our Painted Buntings!

David Gascoigne said...

Just the thought of them brings a smile to my face. They were so common just a few short weeks ago. Now it would be incredible to see one,

Margaret Adamson said...

Love those birds, they are so comical. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a great week ahead Stewart

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
always good value! YAM xx

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

They are beautiful! The Painted Bunting in my blog this week has the same choice of colors!

italiafinlandia said...

Couldn't be a more suitable name for this bird... so pretty!

Brian King said...

These are gorgeous photos! Brilliant colors!

Emma said...

Very common around my house too!

It was interesting to find out at a Birdlife meeting a while ago that up until at least the late 80s they would have been reported as a rare bird if seen around Melbourne - crazy to think of that now!

Anu said...

Hello! I can guess how these birds got their name :)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Lovely parrot.. beautiful images .. congratulations

Lea said...

Amazing colors!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...


Remarkable indeed

Florida Farm Girl said...

These have the same color palate as our painted buntings and they are truly striking.

Unknown said...

What a delightfully colorful bird! Wow! If I was a tourist there, I'd be happy to see one of those. :-)

(Not sure why blogger is only showing me as Unknown. It says it does not allow anonymous comments, but doesn't let me change it? Sorry!)

Nathalie SANTA MARIA said...

Hello Stewart.
Oh yes, This species is truly spectacular for the foreign bird watcher. All these colours are beautiful.
I have planned a trip to Melbourne in January. My cousin lives there. I hope to see these lovely lorickets.
And I am happy, I found your site !
All the best.

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Beautiful bird! Very colorful))

A Colorful World said...

They are such beautiful birds!

Marie Smith said...

Love the colour scheme!

Linda said...

Lovely lorikeet. So colorful!

DougPhoto2009 said...

Stewart, what a colorful bird. Thanks for sharing.