A wary pair of Purple-crowned Lorikeets perched above a birdbath

A wary pair of Purple-crowned Lorikeets perched above a birdbath
Species: Purple-crowned Lorikeet   Glossopsitta porphyrocephala
Author: Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson
Date: 
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Added to IBC: 9 Oct 2019 - 09:36
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Purple-crowned Lorikeets (Glossopsitta porphyrocephala) are found in tall eucalypt forests, open eucalypt woodlands,  coastal scrub and mallee vegetation in southern Australia.  They usually feed in the forest canopy on nectar from the blossoms of various Eucalyptus and Melaleuca species.  Purple-crowned Lorikeets are more easily heard than seen, as their noisy flocks feed and move through the canopy in tall eucalypt forests.  This wary pair of Purple-crowned Lorikeets perched above the birdbath at the Stirling Range Retreat for a while, checking for danger before descending to drink.

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Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1614054. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1614054.

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Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1614054. Video of Purple-crowned Lorikeet Glossopsitta porphyrocephala at Stirling Range Retreat, Australia. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1614054.

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