The Rainbow Lorikeet has to be one of the most colourful birds in Australia, and one of the most enjoyable to photograph.
Rainbow Lorikeets are found throughout much of Australia and Indonesia, and ever more frequently the different subspecies are being referred to as species in their own right; my images are of the most common subspecies known simply as the Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus).
If you’re lucky enough to come across a flock, you’ll be surprised at how inquisitive they can be. They’ll often readily take food (nectar or sugar-water) offered by a feeder or even your hand . . . which of course makes them fantastic photography subjects and allows for some great wildlife portraiture.
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