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scaly breasted lorikeet

scaly breasted green lorikeet feeding on bread

Scaly breasted lorikeet IMG 8536 - Many people provide food for wild lorikeets, often in the form of bread soaked in honey, and although this ensures that large flocks of these attractive birds will regularly drop by to avail themselves of a free meal, such food is, in the long term, detrimental to their health. 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 this natural healthy product, generously provided by Mother Nature, on which lorikeets thrive.

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