Not another Rainbow lorikeet?

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Subject: Not another Rainbow lorikeet?
From: John Gamblin <>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 00:26:09 -0800 (PST)
G'day Everyone,

Past few days I've noticed flying with the local
Rainbow Lorikeets around these parts another Lorikeet
that is slightly smaller and has different colouring?

Where the blue around the face meets the red beak it's
slightly paler, going darker as it extends over the
head. The edge banding on the upper chest is not
there? and the pure Orange band on the upper chest is
more like that of a tiger, and striped with vivid
yellow and pale green with a duller orange.

All other colouring appears as it's a Rainbow
I think it's a female as she has paired up with a male
RL ..... voice is similar to a Eastern Rosella in
a tad higher. They've raised 2 young ones this year
and they, the two young, are RL's without doubt?

Anyone like to have a go at naming her? she's very
socialable, also not that afraid of humans? I can get
to within 1 to 2 metres.

Can't find anything in my Pizzey and Knight, Slater,
Morecombe, Berenstein or a half dozen other Oz birding
books that I own? that look anything like her? perhaps
time to test Hilary's new puta/web camera ...

John A. Gamblin

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