On the Lookout

On the Rainforests Edge just a few kilometers west of Kuranda in Far North Queensland -this Rainbow Lorikeet is visiting this flowering Eucalyptus tree.  He seems to be “On the Lookout” for other birds or perhaps another tree with better berries to forage.
This painting won the Highly Commended award in Mareeba Art Show 2010.

Cheeky Lorikeet

The Rainbow Lorikeet is a cheeky bird because they come so close to you happily chattering and foraging the flowers in your garden as if youre not there.  This Lorikeet is perched on my Golden Cane Palm in my backyard.  These birds dont eat seeds, but they love pollen and nectar from flowers.  They are always in groups and can be found on the East coast of Australia.  The males can put on a real show for the female and this  behaviour is really the only way you can tell what sex they are.   This painting is in fact sold but I have a few prints on hand.