Rainbow lorikeet

Rainbow lorikeet

I’ve revisited my original photo of this bird, which I use as my avatar. I’ve re-cropped it because the whole range of colours (although not all in focus) is absolutely stunning.

The bird is a Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus and was photographed a few years ago when I was having a coffee on Tambourine Mountain outside Brisbane in Queensland.

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Lizard (Eastern water dragon)

Lizard

Continuing the beastie theme, this is a lizard that took an interest in our picnic table at a wildlife park in Queensland a few years ago. Identification is welcome!

Thanks to fellow Geographer Penny Mayes, the lizard is now identified as an Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii, and I can confirm that it was photographed at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in Brisbane. Curiously, Penny’s information linked to this photo taken at the same place.