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Musk Lorikeets socializing and mating

(Glossopsitta concinna)
Alternate name(s): "Green Keet*", "Green Leek*"
Size: 21-23 cm
Weight: 60-90 g

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In July 2022, we observed the following behaviour of a mob of Musk Lorikeets on a private property 30 km North of Coonabarabran, NSW.

Overview of the top of a dead tree that a mob of Musk Lorikeets used for socializing and mating at the end of the day, before going to roost

Male Musk Lorikeet offering his prospective partner a gift, possibly nest lining material; this behaviour is part of a bonding ritual

Pair of Musk Lorikeets exchanging some hanky panky

Pair of Musk Lorikeets playing silly buggers

With the preliminaries out of the way, it is time for the male Musk Lorikeet to hop on...

... and get down to business!

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