"Why do Lorikeets do well in school? They are very bright"~

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    Pretty Lorikeets went from branch to branch inside a screened-in room at Lorikket Landing at the Lowry Zoo, Tampa.

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    The Rainbow Lorikeet, (Trichoglossus haematodus) is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, eastern Indonesia (Maluku and Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In Australia, it is common along the eastern seaboard, from Queensland to South Australia and northwest Tasmania. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas. Several taxa traditionally listed as subspecies of the Rainbow Lorikeet are increasingly treated as separate species.
    Rainbow Lorikeets have been introduced to Perth, Western Australia, Auckland, New Zealand, and Hong Kong and China.

    Rainbow Lorikeets are true parrots, within the Psittacidae family in the order Psittaciformes.
    The Rainbow Lorikeet has often included the Red-collared Lorikeet (T. rubritorquis) as a subspecies, but today most major authorities consider it separate.Additionally, a review in 1997 led to the recommendation of splitting off some of the most distinctive taxa from the Lesser Sundas as separate species, these being the Scarlet-breasted Lorikeet (T. forsteni), the Marigold Lorikeet (T. capistratus) and the Flores Lorikeet (T. weberi). This is increasingly followed by major authorities. With these as separate species, the Rainbow Lorikeet includes the following subspecies (in taxonomic order); most of the common names listed below are only used in aviculture.

    Rainbow Lorikeets feed mainly on fruit, pollen and nectar, and possess a tongue adapted especially for their particular diet.

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    1. Dad's little corner on flickr, Photoshop free zone 27 months ago | reply

      Yes beautiful birds and very noisy as well. Always easy to tell when they are in the neighbourhood. Unless they are tame, they don't like people sneaking up on them with a camera :o)

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    8. The Suss-Man (Mike) 27 months ago | reply

      Beautiful colors on this bird.

    9. storeknut 27 months ago | reply

      That is some amazing colours. And you have got them very well, and even with some marvellous details. I see they eat fruit, pollen and nektar, but that beak would also do well if the intention is to bite your nose!

    10. Vinko Sunde 27 months ago | reply

      Fantastic loirkeet shot ! Perfect !

    11. Paul_Wheeler 27 months ago | reply

      This fellow is definitely very bright! Hope you are well Nancy.

    12. ~~Denise~~ 27 months ago | reply

      Ha ha, good one. Why did the M&M go to school?
      Because he wanted to be a smartie!
      Nice capture btw!

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    14. Diane G. Happy Easter! Joyeuses Pâques! 27 months ago | reply

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    17. calmircd 25 months ago | reply

      Wonderful combo of colors!

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