Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Musk Lorikeet

Glossopsitta concinna or the Musk Lorikeet Commonly inhabits open forests and woodlands where it follows the different species of Eucalyptus (Gum trees) as they burst into bloom. The Lorikeet family of Parrots can be distinguished from other parrot families by its bushy tongue that has been specially designed for the retrieval of nectar from gum blossoms.

4 comments:

AC said...

Nicely captured Jeremy - it's come out as a very natural snap.

david kleinert said...

excellent detail and lighting! great capture of natural behaviour also :)

Laurie said...

Beautiful. Love that you caught him upside down.

ROB said...

Classic Australian image. Even upside down I like it 'cause thats what these guys are like.