Rainbow Lorikeet in Kambah

Subject: Rainbow Lorikeet in Kambah
From: "dj flotek" <>
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2007 02:08:25 +0000
Wow, so Hawker and Weetangera have some around. The Currawongs in my street seem to be trying to push this Rainbow Lorikeet out. Obviously it is a newcomer to the area and Currawongs being Currawongs are mean and nasty pieces of work. There is a lot of competition as you say. Though just this passing spring / summer, King Parrots in the area are absolutely thriving, and of course there are the Crested Pigeons. Both of those species are going really well.

Oh and if you could be bothered, I just got another picture of the Rainbow Lorikeet about 1 hour ago, before it took off ...(possibly due to the Currawongs). Here is the link (it's a much better photo this time) :

From: "Ian Hodgson" <>
To: "'dj flotek'" <>,<>
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Rainbow Lorikeet in Kambah
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: [canberrabirds] 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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