'What's for lunch?' by girlie

'What's for lunch?'

This Scaly-breasted Lorikeet popped up to the table at my friend's house yesterday. Usually one of a visiting flock, he was apparently making a solo foray in the hope of a handout. He's one of a large number that hang around in the surrounding rainforest. He'll need to keep an eye out for the Carpet Python I posted yesterday; otherwise he'll be someone else's lunch!
You're so lucky to have so many beautiful birds near you - love the colors on this one!
August 6th, 2012  
beautiful Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
August 6th, 2012  
Beautiful color and Bird, do people make pets of any of these like parakeets...?
August 6th, 2012  
@tonyjsisti Thanks, Tony. Generally frowned on as it's best to let them fly free. Galahs and Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos are the ones that we mostly see in cages, although not as many as they used to be. It's cruel to lock them up, really.
August 6th, 2012  
He's a brave one. Nice shot. They virtually do become like pets when you regularly put food out for them. We've got cockatoos that have been coming to our yard for years.
August 6th, 2012  
@lanina @tonyjsisti Yes, as Nina says, many people make 'pets' of them by putting out food for them; but they don't cage them as a rule.
August 6th, 2012  
Lyn
Beautiful color and processing.
August 6th, 2012  
What a beautiful fellow!! Nice shot!
August 6th, 2012  
@girlie Yes Robin, I totally agree!
August 6th, 2012  
Wow! What a beauty! :-)
August 6th, 2012  
Lorikeets are such cheeky birds. Great shot.
August 6th, 2012  
I like his posture in this shot, as if he's checking things out, to see if he needs to go or stay! Beautifully captured!
August 6th, 2012  
I love his beautiful colors! Wonderful details, Robin! :0)
August 6th, 2012  
How cheeky! He has beautiful colouring, gorgeous shot
August 6th, 2012  
Hope he doesn't, Robin. It would be a pity for such a beautiful bird to be gulped by another animal. Gorgeous shot and colours.
August 6th, 2012  
You really do have the loveliest birds in your part of the world, Robin. Thank you for sharing them with us!
August 6th, 2012  
Awwwww! Lovely capture of him :)
August 6th, 2012  
Gorgeous birds and capture, hope it avoids the snake x
August 6th, 2012  
Beautiful bird!
August 6th, 2012  
He does look quite expectant!
August 6th, 2012  
Wonderful capture. He looks like he is just "waiting to be served".
August 6th, 2012  
Hi, Robin! Sorry I didn't get to this yesterday, but I spent the whole day sick in bed. I love all the color in your album, so my challenge to you is a b&w shot. Anything you want. In b&w. I can't wait to see what you come up with!
August 6th, 2012  
@cmc1200 That will certainly set me thinking, I'm usually so drowned in colour. Thanks for that; will see how I go!
August 6th, 2012  
So pretty!
August 7th, 2012  
Fabulous capture. I can never get close to them.
August 7th, 2012  
gorgeous
August 7th, 2012  
He's so cute. Love the colours - his beak is so red!
August 7th, 2012  
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