hybrid lorikeet?

To: 'Canberra Birds' <>
Subject: hybrid lorikeet?
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sat, 6 Apr 2019 01:57:28 +0000

I still can’t see the photos. Does the photo reveal anything about the size? Worth mentioning that a hybrid (if it is) does not need to be a first generation hybrid, far from it. Depending on how many generations back the hybridisation goes and the process could happen several times in the ancestry of one bird. e.g. a bird’s parents can be a rainbow that was mated to a hybrid of a rainbow and a musk of which one parent was a hybrid of a rainbow and a scaly-breasted…….. So the features and size whilst typically intermediate need not be, they can be a range of mixes of features.




From: calyptorhynchus [
Sent: Saturday, 6 April, 2019 8:22 AM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] hybrid lorikeet?


I'm no expert Sandra, but it looks a standard Rainbow with strange patterns around the crown. Any hybrid should be smaller than a Rainbow, which is the biggest Australian Lorikeet. Could it be a captive colour variety that has escaped?


John Leonard


On Sat, 6 Apr 2019 at 08:16, sandra henderson <> wrote:



John Leonard

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