Rainbow lorikeet on grevillea
Ever the extrovert in both appearance and behaviour, the rainbows are loving my grevillea right now and are a delight to see in the garden or flying in flocks, fast as lightning - flashes of brilliant colour in the sunshine and against the bright blue sky.
(For those interested, this is Grevillea 'Peaches and Cream'. It has hybrid parentage from Grevillea banksii × Grevillea bipinnatifida).
This rainbow is sub species T.m. moluccanus.
25 cm length head to tail tip.
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.