Rainbow Lorikeet in Kambah

To: "'dj flotek'" <>, <>
Subject: Rainbow Lorikeet in Kambah
From: "Ian Hodgson" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 14:00:01 +1100
The attached picture was taken 28 Jan 2005.

Ian Hodgson

-----Original Message-----
From: dj flotek  
Sent: Thursday, 1 February 2007 1:08 PM
Subject: Rainbow Lorikeet in Kambah

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 
>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 
>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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