Rainbow Lorikeet in Kambah

To: "'dj flotek'" <>, <>
Subject: Rainbow Lorikeet in Kambah
From: "Ian Hodgson" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 12:40:06 +1100
We've had about half a dozen visit us, as in previous years. They like
feeding on the nectar in a 30-year old banksia serrata we have in the back
garden. There is a fair bit of competition from the wattle birds, but mostly
the lorikeets resist being moved on. Haven't seen them for a few days now,
as the banksia has just about finished flowering.

Ian Hodgson

-----Original Message-----
From: dj flotek  
Sent: Thursday, 1 February 2007 11:28 AM
Subject: Rainbow Lorikeet in Kambah

I have been noticing a different parrot call recently in my backyard area, 
one that I am familiar with. Yes, it is the Rainbow Lorikeet !

I have now seen it on numerous occasions. There is only one though, which is

strange. It seems to like sitting in wattle varieties and the large gum 
trees in the house behind me. It doesn't really seem to have escaped from 
captivity, though I would not really know how to tell.

I have taken a photo of it (though it's not the best, you can still see it) 
and here is the link :

Zoom in maybe once or twice if need be.

Has anybody else seen any Rainbow Lorikeet's in Canberra this recently this 
year ?

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