As I already showed you in one of my previous posts , this colourful bird had my full attention when I was in Australia at Christmas 2013.
Here they have a great party, feeding on a slice of bread with honey.
Rainbow lorikeets live mainly in the forests of north-east Australia.They live in trees and feed in large flocks. The male and female birds are the same colours.
In this photo there are some grey birds. They are Mickey Birds or Noisy Minors.
Rainbow Lorikeets often travel together in pairs and occasionally respond to calls to fly as a flock, then disperse again into pairs. Rainbow Lorikeet pairs defend their feeding and nesting areas aggressively against other Rainbow Lorikeets and other bird species. They chase off not only smaller birds such as the Noisy Miner, but also larger and more powerful birds such as the Australian Magpie.
Rainbow Lorikeets feed mainly on fruit, pollen and nectar, and possess a tongue adapted especially for their particular diet. The end of the tongue is equipped with a papillate appendage adapted to gathering pollen and nectar from flowers.