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Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
09-OCT-2004 Copyright 2005 Robert

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Jurong Birdpark, Singapore

Scientific name: Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus (Kuhl, 1820).

The Scaly-breasted Lorikeet is found along the east coast area of Australia from Sydney in N.S.W. to Cooktown in N. Queensland. Over much of this range it is common to locally abundant. It is a gregarious species prefering the open forest, often travelling in large flocks from tree to tree in the company of Rainbow Lorikeets. It is common in urban areas, taking advantage of any nector bearing garden plantings, especially Grevilleas. The breeding season in the wild is from May to December.

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Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/125s f/6.3 at 280.0mm iso400 with flash (1.4)
full exif

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