Saturday, January 26, 2013

Rainbow Lorikeet

 
An Australian endemic species at the Lisbon Zoo
 
This is my contribution to the City Daily Photo theme: National Day (1) - Australia Day.
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

29 comments:

Sami said...

Nice photo JM. I get these birds in my garden when they come to eat our loquats (nesperas). They aren't even scared of us, they carry on eating even if we shoo them away!

Stefan Jansson said...

Sure looks like a tasty apple.

Arija said...

Nice shot of the little blighter that is the bane of anyone trying to grow fruit in the suburbs. We're 80km out of town and are lucky enough nor to have them here . . . we have plenty of other fruit eating parrots and possums to wreck our orchard.

Jo said...

We have many of these visit our backyard, beautiful birds.
Great post for the day...

Kate said...

Beautiful bird; you got a wonderful shot of him and his food. We have a green-fronted Amazon parrot and always marvel at her dexterity while hold food and eating, just as this one is doing. Off now to check your link.

LONDONLULU said...

Brilliant and beautiful creature, lovely link to Australia!

Lowell said...

Gorgeous bird. I like the way you caught it with a bit of food in its beak. Great shot!

Sharon said...

Such beautiful birds!

TexWisGirl said...

such a cute muncher.

Kathy said...

Fruit salad on the menu!

Small City Scenes said...

Parrots can be so pretty and vibrant. Nice shot. MB

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful, colorful bird and such a delightful capture, JM, as always! Hope your weekend is going well!!

Sylvia

LOLfromPasa said...

Wonderful colors and super idea for this theme day.

AGMPRISMA said...

Me encantan tús últimas fotos el graffiti, super divertido, gracias por recordarnos que hay algunas especies en peligro de extinción.
Un saludo y sigue haciendo tan buenas fotos.

RedPat said...

He looks quite happy with that apple!

Kay said...

What a beautiful bird, though it sounds as if its brethren aren't such welcome neighbors down under.

Birdman said...

Didn't even know it was National Day. I could have photographed my crawl space. It's 'down under'. hahahaha

cieldequimper said...

The colours are so bright! Perfect for a National day celebration!

tapirgal said...

Pretty colors and cool photo. He likes you better than the fish do.

Julie said...

Thank you for this image, Jose. They are, indeed, endemic. I have a fig tree close by and these brilliant creatures invade the area at dusk. I adore them.

Thank you for your contribution to the portal's first National Day. Your participation is much appreciated.

Randy said...

Great looking lunch, color too.

ladyfi said...

What a gorgeous vibrant bird shot!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Thanks for finding something Aussie for our day Jose. I feel such priveledge living among such colourful birds. These particular ones are a very rare visitor to our parts. They prefer to live closer to the coastline so are common in Sydney. But as you know we have plenty of its 'cousins' to bring joy to our garden.

Gine said...

Une perruche bien affairée. Bravo pour les couleurs!

Cezar and Léia said...

That apple looks scrumptious! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Ann said...

See lots of these in the trees in my street in the morning. Beautiful birds.

Jim said...

My father had three as pets at home until he let them escape recently. One of them was taught to speak.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh well done JM, this shot made me feel right at home, nice one!

Carolina Tavares said...

Excelente contribuição.