LORIKEET SUPERMARKET

SCALY-BREASTED LORIKEET

TRICHOGLOSSUS CHLOROLEPIDOTUS

In a sheltered swale behind the beach at Diamond Head, grass tree flowers rose like the spears of an ancient army. Their creamy yellow flowers attracted masses of parrots, including this scaly-breasted lorikeet. The shrill sound of parrots chattering and squabbling could be heard for miles.

Crowdy Bay, New South Wales

Nikon D7100, Sigma 150–500mm at 250mm, 1/640, f/9.0, ISO 320, handheld

by Chris Firth