Callistemon species in the family Myrtaceae have commonly been referred to as bottlebrushes because of their cylindrical, brush like flowers resembling a traditional bottle brush. They are mostly found in the more temperate regions of Australia, especially along the east coast and typically favour moist conditions so when planted in gardens thrive on regular watering. However, two species are found in Tasmania and several others in the south-west of Western Australia. At least some species are drought-resistant and some are used in ornamental landscaping elsewhere in the world. This red bottlebrush is a common garden and street tree in Melbourne.
The rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) is a species of parrot found in Australia. It is common along the eastern seaboard, from northern Queensland to South Australia and Tasmania. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas. Several taxa traditionally listed as subspecies of the rainbow lorikeet are now treated as separate species Rainbow lorikeets have been introduced to Perth, Western Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; and Hong Kong.
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Nick this is a wonderful photo! Thank you for running this meme, I have learnt lots and each week there is a stunning image. No need to apologise - in fact I don't know how you can keep up with running so many blogs on a daily basis! I for one appreciate the hard work you put in...ReplyDelete
And we all have a day job too!
Lovely to see the Lorikeet and never before seen the bottlebrush blooms...ReplyDelete
Greetings from Bavaria
That is a great shot.ReplyDelete
That is a great shot.ReplyDelete
A very lovely Lorikeet. So colourful.ReplyDelete
Wow, lovely bright colours!ReplyDelete
Love the bottle brushes! Had not seen them before I came to the USA. Wow, if you don't have much time and manage to find a rainbow lorikeet, you probably work well under pressure:):)ReplyDelete
this is such a special photo.
I really like it...
And as always: I have never seen them before. Gorgeous :)
Best wishes - Julia
what a wonderful snapshot, love the bottle bruches and the nice colored bird.
I wish you a wonderful sunny weekend,
An exotic combination.ReplyDelete
Heisann... nice camouflage... remember than scrub form my trip to south Africa... I think this post will be my last for this periode. Wintertime is knocking on the door... Have a nice time ;:OD)ReplyDelete
I have seen the bottle brushes couple of time during my travel to mountains in south India. You got a spectacular image of the bottle-brushes with the vibrant and pretty colourful rainbow lorikeet adorn the scene.ReplyDelete
That parrot is pretty as a flower! Thanks for starting my day off with a smile. :DReplyDelete
Enjoy your springtime Nick! Lovely flower you showed us this week. Groetjes HettyReplyDelete
Nick, wonderful parrot - fantastic colors. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Such gorgeous colors, the full summer! Love it!!ReplyDelete
strange, I thought I commented of this. Beautiful bird and flower as I also posted not long ago :)ReplyDelete