July 8th, 2009

The (noisy) sound of a couple of Rainbow Lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus) eating sunflower seeds from a feeder hung in a tree in my back yard. They were fending off some Rosella parrots who got there first. So these are the territorial/aggressive sounds of the Lorikeet, not much different from the happy/friendly Lorikeet :)


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    dave_no 2 years, 6 months ago

    Thanks for sharing this, I am going to try this on a tune I've written called 'Flight of the Lorikeets'

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    WakeUpToThisAtSapphire 6 years, 1 month ago

    Having just built some bird feeder tables we want to attract the Lorikeets into our garden. Because we did an end of winter trim of our plants, we somehow need to inform the Lorikeets that with new nectre on new flower heads, we're open again for visitors. Thank You so much..!

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    cathylane 9 years, 2 months ago

    Lovely recording-thankyou. Is it ok that I use this for my picture book app? I have a rainbow lorikeet flying on one page for a second. the licencing looks like it is OK for me to use. I just thought I would check with you anyway.

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    jhodd3 9 years, 7 months ago

    Many thanks, we have these lorikeets in our backyard with many other birds that we love. Unfortunately our neighbours who just moved in THEY HAVE TWO CATS!!! I have made a little video of our beautiful birds who used to frequent our bird baths and our feeder but the cats in one week have frightened them all off except in the trees. So sad.

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    digifishmusic 13 years, 4 months ago

    Jul 8, 2009
    Here is a picture of the subjects of this recording, they really do look like they were painted by cartoon animators :)


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