This is a companion to my other Bird of the Day blog, which focuses on birds I have seen in Victoria, Canada.

In March 2014, my husband and I traveled to Australia. These are the birds I photographed during our time in Melbourne and Tasmania. All of the pictures were taken with my Nikon D3100, which is an entry-level digital SLR camera, and my new AF-S VR 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.G IF ED lens.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Rainbow Lorikeet

Trichoglossus haematodus 

Carlton Gardens, Melbourne

Blue head and belly
Green wings, tail and back
Yellow-orange breast
Red bill

Learn more about the Rainbow Lorikeet.


  1. Very adorable. Can you bring one home for me?

  2. Australia sure has beautiful birds! Thanks for sharing!