Vernicious Knids

Random musings and snapshots about life, love, travel and everything in between...

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The Pranksters of the Bird World:

Rainbow lorikeets are a popular pet bird in Australia. They are easily tamed, and like to pretend to fall asleep on their backs with their legs up in the air as though they are dead!
We saw these two beauties at Lone Pine in December 2004, they weren't playing dead...they just played house:

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  • At 12:38 am, Blogger Bearette24 said…

    how cute! some people in my neighborhood actually own exotic-looking birds and carry them around on their forearms.

  • At 1:07 am, Anonymous antonia said…

    They are so pretty :-)

  • At 1:20 am, Blogger Yo Tambien Te Mando Besos said…

    Hi Vernicious,

    Here from Michele's blog today. Lovely birds... and I totally agree with your letter to the socceroos, I wish I could have written the same to El Tri from Mexico but nope... they have to work harder.

  • At 1:32 am, Blogger Elsa said…

    Such pretty colors. Very nice!

  • At 7:26 pm, Blogger My float said…

    SOB! Is it totally inappropriate to say I'm still in mourning for our soccer boys??!! :(

    (I know you'll understand!)

  • At 11:38 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    I know MF...I can't believe it!

  • At 1:59 am, Anonymous Caryn said…

    They're gorgeous!

  • At 2:13 am, Blogger Stepherz said…

    Oh, how beautiful! These birds must be the equivalent to the American's cockatiel? They are too cute. I love birds, especially if they don't bite and don't poop on my car! :-)

  • At 4:48 am, Blogger Carolyn said…

    They're beautiful.

    How funny that they play dead.

  • At 2:04 pm, Blogger Amy said…

    What cute birds! A friend of mine has pet birds and while I could never keep them as pets, they are fun in small doses!

  • At 4:36 pm, Blogger Shane said…

    spectacular birds - what great pets they would make indeed

  • At 10:19 pm, Blogger Carmi said…

    Gorgeous colors made even more compelling by a memorable composition. You couldn't plan this image better...which is what makes it so strong.


  • At 6:43 am, Blogger Shephard said…

    Thank you for visiting today!

    I love lorikeets. In Longbeach, CA, at the Aquarium, you can feed the rainbow lorikeets. They're so sweet!


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