Rival lorikeets

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    The same flowers, different birds.
    There is only 2 sec interval between these two shots!

    Scaly-breasted lorikeet on the left came first for the feed, but was pushed away by more aggressive Rainbow lorikeet (right).
    Scaly-breasted lorikeet is more shy bird, and has less chance to survive. Luckily there are a lot of flowers in Australia, but no wonder we see Rainbow lorikeets much more often than these greenish ones.

    Lorikeets feeding on Red-flowering gum (Corymbia cultivar)

    Location: suburban Brisbane, Australia

    1. MargaretDonald 64 months ago | reply

      Wonderful pair of photos, Tatters. I love the way these birds feed upside down and snake along the tree, and you can see the start of a 'snaking' in the curve of the rainbow lorikeet' s neck.

    2. dog.happy.art 64 months ago | reply

      What amazing beautiful birds!

    3. rzacharias ... very busy !!! 64 months ago | reply

      Wow !!! Very nice indeed !!!

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