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Lorikeet Wants Food
A bedraggled lorikeet
Unusual vantage point for a rainbow lorikeet
Tasty nectarine
Cannoli in bougainvillea
A rainbow lorikeet on a wood trunk
Surrender
A Lorikeet who thinks my shirt is a flower with food
Beautiful Lorikeet
Red Lorikeet
Colorful Lorikeet
Feeding a lorikeet
Rainbow Lorikeet
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A bedraggled lorikeet

Following a spell of heavy rain this wet lorikeet (Rainbow Lorikeet, Trichoglossus haematodus) flew on to my back verandah and perched on a hanging wire-basket. It's an immature animal (still with dark pigmentation on the bill), and since this was the first decent rain for several months, this was probably its first encounter with rain. It looks rather stunned by the experience! It cleaned up its plumage and flew away unharmed.

TAGS: Australia, Bird, Lorikeet, Plumage, Rain

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Brisbane, Australia
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© Tony Thulborn.
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Date Taken: 07.2018
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 7, 2018, 9:47 p.m.
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