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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Lorikeet in spectacular Orange Mistletoe

28th October 2015

Rainbow Lorikeet in Apostle Mistletoe (Dendrophthoe vitellina) 

I spotted this stunning Mistletoe heavy with orange flowers near Cooby Dam, North of Toowoomba during the week. When I stopped to take some photos, Scaley-breasted Lorikeets & Rainbow Lorikeets were amongst the plant having a feeding frenzy.

I believe that the Mistletoe is Apple Mistletoe ((Dendrophthoe vitellina) based on my reading in my Mangroves to Mountains plant guide... however I am a newbie at learning plants so please advise me if I have it wrong!  More photos of full plant taken on my phone to come.

J.G.

Rainbow Lorikeet in Apostle Mistletoe (Dendrophthoe vitellina) 

Rainbow Lorikeet in Apostle Mistletoe (Dendrophthoe vitellina) 

Linking With WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY

2 comments:

  1. The colour of the mistletoe almost rivals the lorikeet! They're both stunning! Have a great week ahead!

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  2. Gorgeous birds! The colours are amazing.

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