Thursday, February 5, 2015

Rainbow Lorikeet

 This family seems to not only fascinate me, but keeps getting interesting as I spot more and more of their members- the Parrot family that is. Last three blog posts have been on the mostly white, but pretty looking Kokatoo's. Today's bird, the Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus ) though belonging to the parrot family is anything but white.
The bird is found  in coastal regions across northern and eastern Australia and are quite happy in the urban areas.These birds, despite their colour are monogamous and pair for life.
In the old maps, made during the 1500's, especially made by Gerard mercator had an area designated as Psitacarum Regio ( land of the parrots). Today that area roughly corresponds to south east Australia. The ancients were not wrong, this place is still Psitacarum Regio- and " I'm lovin it ."

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful photographs again sir. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Sir, are you in Australia?