Rival lorikeets

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

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Taken on November 26, 2009