An interesting Lorikeet

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Subject: An interesting Lorikeet
From: Julie Clark via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2022 09:44:54 +0000
Hi All,

As I hadn't been out birding for several weeks I started to rely on our regular garden visitors for photo opportunities. Mostly it has been the King Parrots, cockies, pigeons and magpies. A couple of days ago the Little Corellas called in and the Crimson Rosellas visit fairly regularly. 

Yesterday three Lorikeets made their presence known ... not uncommon, but the interesting thing was that, while two of the birds were Rainbow Lorikeets, the third was obviously a hybrid ... possibly a mix of rainbow, musk and maybe scaly-breasted. I suspect it may be a Gold Creek Aviary escapee, but thought others might be interested in seeing photos of it. I was fascinated as it looks quite different to other hybrids I've seen. .. such a beautiful bird IMHO.

Photos can been seen on Flickr ...

Also, in case anyone is interested, prior to catching Covid, we had 10 days in the NT and  an album of photos is also on FLickr ...

One other thing of interest ... I finally visited Mulligan's Big Dam yesterday and was surprised to see a pair of Silver Gulls nesting there!

All the best,

Julie Clark

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