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lorikeets feeding

scaly breasted and rainbow lorikeets feeding

Scaly breasted lorikeet and rainbow lorikeet IMG 8538 - Many people provide food for these brightly coloured birds, often in the form of bread soaked in honey, and although this ensures that large flocks of lorikeets will regularly drop by to avail themselves of a free meal, such food is, in the long term, detrimental to the health of these birds. The best way to encourage them to visit a garden is to plant a wide range of native shrubs and trees, such as Grevilleas, Callistemons, and Melaleucas. These produce flowers that have an abundance of nectar, and it is nectar on which these attractive birds thrive.

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