Lorikeets in love
An enjoyable time observing this rainbow lorikeet pair yesterday. Now spring has arrived, they have made their nest - choosing right at the top of a very tall palm tree.
Very sweet the way they stayed close, heads together at times, preening, chirping, following each other to different trees.
Sexual dimorphism is not usually marked in this species, but going on what I've researched, I'm wondering if the larger one here is the male. 25 cm body length
The rainbow lorikeet is a species of parrot found in Australia. It is common along the eastern seaboard, from northern Queensland to South Australia. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas. Several taxa traditionally listed as subspecies of the rainbow lorikeet are now treated as separate species.