Spot the lorikeet!

Reader Tony Eales from Australia photographed a Little Lorikeet (Glossopsitta pusilla) in a tree. Can you spot it?

As this one isn’t too hard, I’ll put the reveal below the fold.  But be sure you give it the old college try before you click on “read more”.

Did you spot the lorikeet? It’s hanging upside down, and here’s the reveal:

As Tony notes:

 I find these Little Lorikeets basically invisible if I can’t see the flash of red on their faces. Even in person when I can hear them calling and they’re moving around in the flowers they’re hard to see if they’re facing away.

Here’s a shot of one from Wikipedia:



  1. Liz
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    I actually thought it was to the left of it on the next branch. Maybe that was something else.

  2. David Coxill
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Did anyone spot the Japanese sniper ?.

  3. Diane G.
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 1:12 am | Permalink

    What a darling bird! Thanks, Tony. I’d never have noticed it had we not been told what to look for.

  4. Posted September 6, 2017 at 4:31 am | Permalink

    Couldn’t even spot the reveal until I enlarged it! Damn my deuteranopia.

  5. Richard Bond
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 5:50 am | Permalink

    That is the first “spot the X” that I have ever managed. I got it in about a second. Going by my usual performance, I decided that I must have been wrong, so I started to look elsewhere and finally gave up.

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