Thursday, 22 March 2012
Scaly breasted lorikeet
Scaly breasted lorikeets are a 23cm lorikeet that frequents similar places that you encounter the Rainbow lorikeet. The Scaly breasted lorikeet is a pale lime green colour and on the breast it also has yellow fish scale markings hence it's name. When this bird reveals its wings there is an explosion of orange red colour that is quite distinct and pretty. Scaly breasted lorikeets are found from Cooktown in NQLD to Illawarra in NSW. This is some 70% of the range and habitat of the Rainbow lorikeet too.