Sunday, August 26, 2012

Scaley-Breasted Lorikeets bathing in Hollow Tree


My last post reported the story of the Scaley-breasted Lorikeets and the Musk Lorikeets, giving the goanna a hard time after it had entered a hollow tree. Since this, we have watched with interest the Lorikeets who keep coming back to the same hollow tree, darting in and out often.  It seems that this tree has water pooled in the hollow and the birds are going in and out for a bath.  This picture I took this morning shows the top Lorikeet exiting the hollow after having a bath, with very wet feathers.  This is obviously another reason why they were most upset about a goanna hiding in their hollow.  J.G.

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