Friday, July 5, 2013

Four Wild Lorikeets in My Lap, Eating Apples

Don't quite know how this happens, but these guys are simply unafraid of people. It's probably something that's been passed down through many generations—evidenced by the fact that these four are made up of a mating pair and their two young (they ocassionally feed them via their crops still), who they have already taught that humans like us are suckers.

Full video, with exciting (not exciting) pixellation interruptions for first minute-and-a-half:


Rainbow lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus) information at Birds In Backyards.


  1. They are so pretty! What fun for you.

  2. I see why they are such popular pets in the US. Pretty, smart, social and endlessly entertaining...the noise would bug me though...I've had parrots before but never again...way too loud. Love to see them wild and semi-wild in videos though. Thanks for sharing this Thom. GB

    1. These guys mostly mumble. The babies are the screechers. The cockatoos - whole nuther ballgame. They have great cockie fights in flight with fifty or more at a time and it just fills the sky with that raspiung sound.