(and sometimes the beast!)




You'd think with a name like King Parrot that these birds would lord it over the rest. However, this lone male, visiting a friend's rural garden seemed cowed by a bunch of rainbow lorikeets.  He flew off to partake of some peaches instead when they flexed their wings.
I felt sorry for this pale-headed rosella which wasn't any luckier, also falling victim to lorikeet bullies and was chased off the feeders.
And here are the bullies, although the noisy miners weren't put off because they're also quite aggressive.