Masters of Camouflage~ Jun13 Scaly-Breasted Lorikeets, are easy to hear, but hard to see, they blend in so perfectly with their arboreal home! Cheers to you from the well camouflaged lorikeets in Oz~ Share this:PocketPrintShare on TumblrEmailTweetgoodreadsLike this:Like Loading... Related
Thank you Linda & hope you are well my friend დ
They’re such beautiful birds. The camouflage has probably saved them more than once.
Many times I heard them but could not see them! დ
Terrific photos here! I feel like I know them…..
They are sweet aren’t they! Happy you enjoyed & cheers to you დ
I love our Lorikeets…. beautiful pic’s Cindy…xx
Lucky you, having them near! დ
Yes… in my courtyard…. xx
I am jealous დ
Such pretty birds!
No wonder so many people use that term, it fits beautifully! დ
Are the males and females similarly colored?
They are and very difficult to tell apart. I certainly couldn’t do it. Males are a bit bigger I think…. დ
They are really easy to tell apart Cindy…you get a DNA test done by the vet! 😂 🤣
Sorry guys, these ones really are very hard to tell apart. And as Cindy said, the male can be larger but that is still difficult under different circumstances. Any bird whisperer’s out there? 😀
Laughing…exactly! I am sure experts might be able to sex them on visuals, but certainly not me. I just like watching them and I miss the parrots of Oz დ
birds in the wild.. your pictures you share.. they are so amazing. I love them! Sends big virtual hugs to you my friend, stay safe, and stay well.
Visa versa 2UX2 my friend & thank you! დ
Magnificent birds, Cindy. 😍
I love them too! დ
They are beautiful, Cindy!
Aren’t they beautiful! Lucky Oz დ
They are definitely masters of Camouflage, but YOU are a master photographer who has a unique talent of being a bird whisperer.
Ahhhh, I wish, but thank you for the lovely thoughts Rebecca & cheers my friend დ
Greener than green! Is it possible? You probably coloured them, Cindy. Didn’t you? 🤣.
Just kidding. Absolutely gorgeous Bird!
It happened again. WP doesn’t like my comments. I am anonymous again!
A rose by any other name…. WP gremlins are always busy! დ
Sometimes something is going wrong with WP and my comment is anonymous. It adds a bit of intrigue.
Yes. WP does this. People tell me. Did you check you are signed in to your WP account when you comment? I must admit I like the intrigue too! It is fun to find out anonymous is someone I know well, like you! Stay safe my friend დ
All creatures great & small! Thank you Bette & hope you are well my friend დ
How gorgeous! There’s got to be a better name for than scaly-breasted though!
We should think of one…… I think their “scaling” looks like sunshine dappled through tree leaves….how about “Sunshine Dapplers?”
Ooh! Sunshine Dapplers is much more fitting!👏🏻
We’ll call them that! დ
I love those two-tone feathers. Beautiful.
Aren’t they amazing! Happy you like them დ
Just breathtaking! Love your photography! 🙂
So kind and so appreciated Felicia. Thank you & cheers დ
Oh I do miss the screeching of parrots! And their glorious colours.
I would be happy living with all the amazing wild parrots screeching by in flocks and eating off my picnic table. They astound me! დ
Yes, me too, even though I grew up with them.
Lucky you დ
I love these colourful birds, Cindy!
I am so glad you do and thank you for taking the time to tell me! დ
Thanks for this amazing sneak beak, my dear friend! Do they sound sweet like Dolly Parroton too? Squawking 9 to 5! LOL! ♡♪( ‘Θ’)ﾉ~☆(•ө•)♡(•͈⌔•͈⑅)♡
More beautiful birds! I saw a song sparrow singing today (and heard it) and that was a treat, too.
First you hear the song, then if you’re lucky you find the bird! I am glad you were lucky დ
The little creature was sitting in the open on a wire trellis. But that’s generally–yes–exactly the drill: hear, look.
That is definitely my approach too დ
They are really beautiful.
Sweet birdies too დ
Magnificent both bird and pics😜👊
Ahh, honored thank you დ
They are so beautiful. That camouflage is amazing.
Who would think green, red and yellow would help you blend in, but in Oz, it does! დ
Breathtakingly beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you for appreciating them & cheers to you დ
Social and outgoing too! დ
Splendid pics. They are designed for dappled sunlight
Ahh, yes indeed!! დ
I remember seeing them in Australia and being astonished by the colour and the noise they make! Beautiful pics.
Parrots like to be in flocks and they like to all shout at the same time!! 😉
The colours are so bright and yet they are beautifully camouflaged!
It seems impossible doesn’t it. Oz is bold in every way! დ
Oh what pretty colours ! ❤
Aren’t they wonderful! დ
immer wieder toll, deine Aufnahmen, liebe Cindy, genieße den Sonntag und freue dich auf die kommende Woche, Klaus
Sie sind ein freundlicher und sehr geschätzter Freund. Danke & Prost! დ
Such vibrant colours
No muted pastels for these guys! დ
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Photos from Cindy Knoke of the beautiful camouflaged Lorikeets of Australia.
Hugs to you Patricia & thank you for supporting our feathered friends დ
Lovely shots of these parrots, they are gorgeous. 🙂
Thank you my friend დ
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, Cindy – as always! Their colors are so vibrant, yet subtle, too.
Thank you so much for sharing!!
Thank you more for your thoughtful appreciation Sheila & cheers! დ
Nature is amazing.. Not the suits are perfect for blending into the environment as such but so attractive as well.
In one picture, there are two of them. They look like a cute couple.
They are a handsome pair aren’t they! დ
Amazing, but the flashes of yellow and red actually help them blend in with Australian trees and flowers დ
That’s nice my friend, how’s your health and family 👪?
Doing well so far thank you, hope you and yours are too დ
Yes 👍 we are doing well. God bless you.
Beautiful birds, they could hardly be seen in trees. Nature is truly amazing
Yes indeed, endless wonders to behold….. დ
THey sure can pull off those colors. Now if “I” wore them….oh my…..
Parrots would be landing on you!!! 😉
😂. that could be interesting. (a little side story…I used to visit an elderly man who had a cockatoo. The bird would sit on his shoulder all the time. On occasion the bird would take flight and land on my head and scare the bejeebers out of me. My elderly friend would laugh until he was crying. Makes me happy to think of that. :). )
Awww, why do I love this elderly man, his cockatoo, and you? Because all three of you are awesome. Thank you for making me smile დ
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Hugs to you kind lady დ
Happy you like them! დ
They are cute and cheeky birds. 🐦
Yes they are!!! დ
I’m always blown away by their colours Cindy, gorgeous photos.
Grazie mille Leslie დ
Such beautiful creatures! So lovely! <3
Aren’t they wonderful! They are sweet birds too დ
They are so beautiful! You captured their beauty so well.
Awww, means a lot to me! Thank you დ
They really master the art of camouflaging, but you still got fantastic pictures. So you must master the art of spotting! 😉
Thank you. Often, parrots in trees in Oz can be heard and not seen! დ
So beautiful. 🙂
I am happy you like them! დ
What stunningly gorgeous creatures! Thanks for the great shots, Cindy!
Hugs to you Resa დ
These photos are gorgeous as always. When you wrote, “Easy to hear, hard to see” I had to see if I could find what they sound like. I did and I see what you mean. They can get very loud!
Thank you for more nature-nurture today, Cindy. Just what I needed.
Yes. Parrots are loud birds. You can find them most easily by ear! დ
This is a beautiful bird and you did a beautiful job of capturing it’s image!
Thank you John, much appreciated დ
Love those colors, Cindy! –Curt
In Oz, this is cami! Amazing isn’t it. დ
Truely, Cindi. Or maybe the desire to be seen and win true love conquers the need to be camouflaged! 🙂
Love it! დ
They are so beautifully colored, with the yellow and green and the pop of orange for the beak. The expression on the first one’s face seems to be saying, Yeees? You rang?
Birds are usually watching us before we see them! It never ceases both amaze me and crack me up. Every time I spot a raptor, he’s already looking at me. If you are really still, birds become curious, and start craning their necks staring back at you. I love this so much. It makes me smile. Who is watching whom? დ
Have seem many pix of colorful birds in the parrot family, but these are special. The sheen on the lorikeets’ heads in the last 2 leads me to think their green may be from nanostructures rather than pigments. Glorious photos!
I am touched by your sensitivity. Parrots in so many ways; intelligence, behavior, social bonds, and beauty, are creatures I am happy just to be able to see. Thank you very much and be well my friend დ
Thanks. While many kinds of bird are smart and some are about as smart as parrots, there are none known to me with the parrots’ combination of brains and beauty. Not many photographers capture their personalities as consistently as U do.
Two books about birds that I think U would enjoy: *The Genius of Birds* by Jennifer Ackerman and *The Penguin Lessons* by Tom Michell. Ackerman’s readable science-based survey covers a lot of ground (and many birds in addition to parrots and corvids); much of it was new to me. Michell rescued and adopted an oil-soaked penguin, who proved to be a good influence on him and on the students in the school where he taught. His book has many funny or touching incidents.
They sound wonderful! And I need some good books right now, so thank you for telling me about them & be well my friend დ
Cindy, thank you for these lovely photographs!
Thank you more for your thoughtfulness and for supporting these magical creatures Charles and be well my friend დ
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Grazie mille Gottfried დ
Emerald-colored birds — how magnificent! Thank you, Cindy. I’m glad you spotted them because I’ve never seen one before.
I hadn’t seen them either. I don’t think people in Oz get how gobsmacked people like me are with their birds and wildlife. They don’t know what it is like to only interact with parrot species in captivity at home, or from a distance in other countries. Wild parrots are everywhere in Oz, and frequently interact, which is why I love the place. And when you go off alone, parrot seeking, kangaroos are puzzled, and equally curious, when you stop, freeze, watch, and never move at the sight of them. Like the parrots, the kangaroos seem to be curious, why is this human so transfixed with me? Reminds me of being in Africa, and being told crocodiles are “common,” and gazelles are “not worth stopping for.” I come from Southern California. I am stopping for all of these amazing creatures, on both of these amazing continents.
Bravo, Cindy! 🙂
Grazie mille დ
Potrebbe essere Cindy Knoke, la donna più bella e interessante del mondo? A quella domanda risponderei che in effetti lo è. 🙂
Grazie Jei.Sei molto gentile. Vorrei che fosse vero. დ
Cara Cindy. Sonno stato cercando il significato di “verità” con la metodologia utilizzata dalle varie correnti teoriche per analizzare tutte le risposte offerte da ciascuna delle attuali teorie filosofiche e sociologiche e sono giunto alla conclusione che la verità assoluta è quella che ognuno di noi concepisce come unico. In altre parole, se affermo, ad esempio, che Cindy Knoke è la donna più bella del mondo, nessuno può contestare questa conclusione, sia essa soggettiva o oggettiva. Quella é la mia verità assoluta, punto. 🙂
Ti auguro una buona settimana!
La tua logica è impeccabile e impressionante, quindi non oserò dissentire. Anche tu hai una settimana meravigliosa, io e il mio amico siamo felici di conoscerti. დ
Grazie Cindy. Ricorda che la verità non fa male, e tu lo sai. 😉
They’re so colorful. The camouflage is questionable. 🙂
It seems so counter logical doesn’t it! How could such a boldly colored creature be camouflaged? But, when you look up from under the tree canopies, which are bright green, and sunlight is filtering down through flowers and berries, you will see how perfectly camouflaged they are because you can hear them, but you can’t see them. დ
😀 I’d love to experience that someday!
Hopefully, we will be able to move about more in the future დ
Do their beaks change colour too?
That would be amazing if they do.
Good question. This puzzled me to. I believe juvenile birds have not yet developed the iconic red beaks of their elders. It is amazing isn’t it! დ
The colors are gorgeous! Like watching them from a high def tv.
Yes indeed. The world is a stunning carousel of colors! დ
Beautiful birds and pictures!
Thank you Sascha. Much appreciated & cheers to you დ
Thank you & it is great to hear from you!
They are indeed დ
They’re absolutely stunning. What beauties 🙂
Thanks you so much Sarah & cheers to you დ
Beautiful. Am I mistaken or did I actually see a flock of those or close cousins in Hyde Park? Wonder how they stand the winter?
It is absolutely amazing and wonderful. As parrot species are threatened and endangered in the wild, they are thriving in places where they are not native. Like Hyde Park where Ring Neck Parakeets native to India are thriving in the thousands, and San Diego near me, where Amazon Parrots are thriving also in flocks of thousands. I find this to be a hopeful adaptation. Re Hyde Park see: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jun/06/the-great-green-expansion-how-ring-necked-parakeets-took-over-london#:~:text=London's%20parakeets%20now%20number%20in,Park%20(5)%20…
Oh, those are Indian parakeets? wow. Checking your link now. Thanks
Very interesting article. ‘Matter of fact I’ve been going to London on pleasure or business since the early 70’s and had noticed them until a fairly recent trip.
Parrots are fascinating creatures. In nature they live in flocks (like they do now in Hyde Park, which I didn’t know, until you told me, and which I think is awesome). They are often so loud in flocks, you hear them well before you can see them, but they have somehow managed, for a long time now, in these new urban environments, to avoid serious detection, sometimes for decades. Pretty adaptive, don’t you think.
Very adaptive. Particularly considering the wretched English weather.
Remarkable isn’t it დ
Beautiful birds whose beauty is brought to life by the camera person.
Awww, beautiful words from a beautiful friend დ
are very beautiful! these animals are very modest, they posed to take the photo😂😂
Yes they are modest and sweet and I am happy you like them დ
I love these gorgeous birds.
Aren’t they amazing დ
Fantastic images, Cindy! I love these birds and your captures really celebrate their colors and habitat. I loved seeing them when we lived in Sydney.
Thank you very much Jane & I am jealous you lived in Oz! დ
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Thank you & cheers to you დ
My goodness! The detail within the yellow and green feathers is remarkable. You are the master of photography, Cindy. Thank you for brightening my day!
Your wonderful posts and kind comments brighten my day Jennie, so we are even. Cheers to you my friend დ
Cheers to you, my friend. 🙂
Beautiful birds – beautiful photography!
Much appreciated Beck. Thank you & cheers to you დ
Those bright orange beaks, in striking contrast to the green and yellow feathers — Cindy you capture some of Mother Nature’s most stunning handiwork. I love the quick, mischievous look in their eyes. Hugs on the wing.
Awww, hugs and thank you back to you Teagan. Stay safe & well my friend დ
Thank you for the like ,Cindy. 🙂
You’re most welcome დ
They are so wonderful, with a charakterful behaviour. Their colouring is so amazing, its pure natural art. Thank you for sharing, Cindy. Hope you are well and stay save. Best wishes, Michael
Yes, ‘pure natural art.’ Nothing comes close to nature’s creative brilliance. Thank you Michael დ
Thank you for sharing, Cindy! Be welland stay save too.
Thank you Cindy, I love your comments. 🙂
Visa versa 2UX2 my friend & cheers to you! დდ
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Thank you so much Sharon for your committed advocacy. I admire you დ
WOW! These are gorgeous closeups! I especially love the first photo where the lorikeet is peering around at you!.
Thank you Kathy. Birds are avid people watchers! 😉
Wow – they truly are masters of camouflage. You wouldn’t think so because of their bright colours, but it’s surprising to see how well they blend in with the leaves.
The colors of this part of Australia are bright greens with red, yellow and pink flowers, and filtering sunlight through the leaves, so they do blend in rather miraculously დ
I am so happy you enjoyed them & thanks for letting me know დ
They are well camouflaged!
Remarkable aren’t they! დ
Thank you, Cindy. 🙂
Wow. Only the beak would give these birds away! Great camouflage indeed.
Pretty amazing that in Oz these colors actually blend in! დ
Merci beaucoup mon ami დ