From Austin to Oz. I'm planning to flee the country for 7 months - working for 4 and traveling for 3.
Departure = 03 Sep 2003 / Re-entry = 03 Apr 2004

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Pair of Rainbow Lorikeets

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Rainbow lorikeets are everywhere along the Queensland coast. A very social bird, they gather in huge numbers akin to the bats of the Congress Ave bridge in Austin (but the lorikeet packs don't number in the millions as do the bats). Whole trees are heavily seasoned with crayon blues, greens, reds, yellows, and oranges of lorikeets at rest. In flight, imagine an undulating rainbow flying overhead with colours so bright that they hurt your eyes. And, yes, they are loud. Very loud. Very, very loud.

Once again, to my surprise, the San Antonio Zoo houses about 50 lorikeets.


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