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Old Aug 17, 2016, 7:34 PM   #1
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All around eastern Australia we have these delightful birds - the Rainbow Lorikeet. They are gregarious by nature, very noisy when in a family group - maybe several hundred at a time, and once they become used to people, they will come and almost eat out of your hand.

This fella was in the branches above my table at a cafe ~ so I took advantage of the visit


exif- Fuji XS-1; 1/220s @ f5,6; iso-800; about 10x zoom

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They even LOOK friendly, Phil. Nice catch!
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Beautiful looking birds that have rapidly expanded their presence in Perth after a few were released in the 1960s. They are now a declared pest in WA.
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Beautiful looking birds that have rapidly expanded their presence in Perth after a few were released in the 1960s. They are now a declared pest in WA.
G'day mate

Didn't know that ... sounds like those damn Indian Miners that were released in Oz around the same time by some over-well meaning individuals, birds that are now a declared pest in all Aussie states

We can do without more unwanted pests - rabbits, english 'song' birds, european carp into the rivers, and those damn cane toads etc. etc.
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Yes, at least the blackbirds, sparrows and starlings haven't made it across the Nullarbor yet.
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Id say except for the Aborigines, everything is an imported pest in Australia.
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