Rainbow Lorikeets

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Subject: Rainbow Lorikeets
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:39:14 +0000

For the last 3 weeks the Rainbow Lorikeets, in flocks, rather than the usual though only occasional prior, of pairs, have been a many times daily viewing, or to be more honest hearing, record around my home. This regularity is a new thing here. Yesterday afternoon I got to see the flock as they flew around the tree 2 houses from my home. At a quick count I think 15 of them.


Philip in Kambah.


From: Susanne Gardiner [
Sent: Friday, 21 April, 2017 11:05 AM
To: Canberrabirds Chatline
Subject: [canberrabirds] Lorikeets (Rainbow&musk?) in Ainslie




When I left for Work this morning at 7.30am I had a flock of about 10 birds fly overhead. Their calls and silhouettes where those of Rainbow Lorikeets, which I have never seen in North Ainslie. Didn't see any colours, but size, silhouette and call where clear. 


At the southern end of Lalor Street, on Hannan Crescent is a Red-flowering Gum, heavy with flowers and birds. Apart from a lot of Red Wattlebirds, there were some birds, Lorikeets in silhouette and call, but distinctly smaller than the Red Wattlebirds.
I couldn't make out any colours and did not have binoculars with me.


I won't be able to get past there again before dark or tomorrow. Just thought if anyone wants to investigate....





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