Rainbow Connection.

In the backyard, this fledgling Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) was being instructed by his parents in the fine art of hassling humans for food – including landing on their arms and head. It was all I could do to stop him drinking my beer!

As the young Rainbows tend to do, he begged his parents for food with an incessant husky shriek, and assumed a deferential “please-give-me-food” pose…

A parent relented and gave the little one a feed:

They made quite a cute family group:

We put out some “nectar mix” for them, and pretty soon others stared massing:

Let the wild rumpus begin:

One bowl between nine is about the limit – this tenth guy had to change to a less crowded bowl:

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