Thursday, 31 May 2018

GUM TREE & LORIKEET

Eucalyptus leucoxylon, commonly known as the Yellow Gum, (South Australian) Blue Gum or White Ironbark, is a small to medium-sized tree with rough bark on the lower 1-2 metres of the trunk, above this, the bark becomes smooth with a white, yellow or bluish-grey surface. Adult leaves are stalked, lanceolate to broad-lanceolate, to 13 x 2.5 cm, concolorous, dull, green. Flowers in white, pink or red appear during winter.

The rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) is a species of parrot found in Australia. It is common along the eastern seaboard, from northern Queensland to South Australia. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas. Several taxa traditionally listed as subspecies of the rainbow lorikeet are now treated as separate species.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

4 comments:

  1. Oh my. And here I was thinking we have some bright colored parrots in Puerto Rico. The lorikeet is stunning. I can't get over the colors.

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  2. The lorikeet is an amazingly beautiful bird. Great shot.

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  3. My favorite, which i miss most from Australia.

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  4. This is beautiful! Can I use your photo as a base for a design?

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