Photographer's Note

This image was taken at Warrawong Sanctuary which is situated in the Adelaide Hills near Mylor. It is a fabulous place to visit. One can see all the wild animals in an area that is protected from foxes etc by an electric fence. The birds come and go as they wish. This was taken from inside the cafe which has a huge glass window. My friend and I sat there an had a coffee and snapped away.

Rainbow Lorikeet
Scientific name: Trichoglossus haematodus
Family: Psittacidae
Order: Psittaciformes

Facts and figures
Research Species: Yes
Minimum size: 28 cm
Maximum size: 32 cm
Average size: 30 cm
Average weight: 133 g
Breeding season: June to January
Clutch size: 2
Incubation: 23 days
Time in nest: 45 days

The Rainbow Lorikeet is unmistakable with its bright red beak and colourful plumage. Both sexes look alike, with a blue (mauve) head and belly, green wings, tail and back, and an orange/yellow breast. They are often seen in loud and fast-moving flocks, or in communal roosts at dusk.


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Additional Photos by Debbie Linkevics (deblink) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 97 N: 715] (2548)
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