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Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

This Scaly-breasted Lorikeet in one of the aviaries at the Australian Reptile Park made certain I managed a good photo of it up close. He posed in a number of different ways, squawking loudly as if to ask how it looked.

It is getting photos like this one that I like visiting zoos, and especially zoos with aviaries. While it is great if the zoo has walk-through aviaries, I have proved that one can take reasonable shots through the wires of the cage. Sometimes you just get lucky – like on this occasion – and the bird poses really well.

Scaly-breasted Lorikeets are found along the coastal regions of eastern Queensland and in north-east New South Wales. It is a species I have yet to observe in its natural environment – another reason for getting photos in a zoo. I think I am well overdue for a trip to Queensland.

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

 

 

 

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