Brisbane

Brisbane city birds

It was a short trip to Brisbane last week, no time for a trip to the bush. I stayed in the leafy hills of Auchenflower, not far from the Botanic Gardens and Mount Coot-Tha. The ground was very dry and the leaves sparse. 

There were the usual Noisy Miners, Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, Pied Currawongs, Ravens and Magpies around. Three Grey Butcherbirds and two Pied Butcherbirds kept busy in what seemed an unusually small area. Also a bird new to me; among the Rainbow Lorikeets feeding in a nearby tree were a number of Scaly-breasted Lorikeets, easily distinguished from a distance by their luminous green sheen.

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet