Dead Rainbow Lorikeet

To: "'calyptorhynchus .'" <>, 'Canberra Birds' <>
Subject: Dead Rainbow Lorikeet
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 03:32:43 +0000

Birds die. So will we.


From: calyptorhynchus . [
Sent: Monday, 16 September, 2019 12:53 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Dead Rainbow Lorikeet


Last week I saw a peculiar thing, in the middle of a patch of open ground on Red Hill I saw a dead rainbow lorikeet.

The bird was seemingly completely uninjured, it didn’t look like it had been attacked by a Peregrine or a Sparrowhawk. It was just lying on its back, wings half open, feet clenched and eyes shut. Reminding me rather comically of an eagle on a German flag or whatever. As it was in the middle of an open area it can’t have accidentally collided with anything. I thought it was rather peculiar because it seemed to have just dropped out of the sky apparently.

Any thoughts?


John Leonard


John Leonard

‘There is kinship between people and all animals. Such is the Law.’ Kimberley lawmen (from Yorro Yorro)


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