Not a flower – but about as colourful!

The Rainbow Lorikeet (type of small Australian parrot) is quite aptly named – as you can see below – sadly you can’t see that on the top half of his chest are yellow, golden and orange feathers while the bottom half of his body is as blue as his head.

Not sure what this little fella’s story was but he was about as active as a statue, which is very unusual for a Rainbow Lorikeet. The lorikeets are usually very active in the tops of trees and generally stay in pairs, or small groups of pairings, and are quite chatty.

This little guy was on his own, on a twig down near the water and was so still i thought he was a leaf at first. He did not make a sound nor did he move from this position for the 5 minutes or so i was watching him (from about 25 ft (8m) away).

(Click on pics to enlarge in a new window) 🙂 lovewillbringustogether - rainbow lorikeet2

lovewillbringustogether - rainbow lorikeet

I don’t think it was dead – at least not as dead as the Norwegian Blue in the Monty Python sketch…. 😉




  1. I didn’t realize this was one of your birds. They are incredibly beautiful. I’ve only seen them in pictures … don’t know anyone who owns one. I had a double-yellowhead — from Mexico and I had a Sulfur-crested Cockatoo. A friend of mine had an African Gray. But those guys are really something else!

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    • They are really cute. A flock of around 20-30 fly over my house every morning and evening to and from their feeding ground in some Ghost Gum trees over on the next block to mine. The really ‘exotic’ ones are mostly found in the rainforests of our North East, thousands of miles from me. We do get the black cockatoos (about half a dozen varieties) in our local SW forests. 🙂

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    • Haha – you’d certainly notice them, that’s for sure! 🙂

      Adelaide? Wow – you certainly get around. 😉

      They are supposed to be native to the area between S Australia and round the South and East coasts up to Brisbane, but we’ve had flocks of them here in the West, 1500 miles away, for decades.

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      • I emigrated to Australia from the States in 1971, taught in Wollongong, south of Sydney for a year and a half, then left to travel in 1973 and never went back until 2006 or so. That was when I went to Adelaide to visit my old roommate and travel companion.

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    • My house must lie under the flight path between a flocks feeding and roosting grounds. I see/hear up to 30 of them every day, mostly early morning and early evening before sunset. 🙂

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  2. We have a tropical bird here called a Conyer Parrot, I think it is, very small, but very loud. There is a movie called The Parrots of Telegraph Hill that explains how they came to be in San Francisco at all.


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