Woah, check out ‘Sprinkles’ over here
This shot was taken by Jayde Parrey at her home in North Rothbury, in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales.
“In January I got a few photos of what I believe is a pied mutation rainbow lorikeet,” Jayde says.
According to avian expert Professor Bob Doneley from the School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, all signs point to the bird being a pied mutation of a rainbow lorikeet.
“The colour of the beak indicates its an adult,” bob says, “but I can’t tell which sex.”
Bob says the most likely explanation for the pied mutation is that the bird has escaped from an aviary, or, far less likely, it’s a fluke natural occurrence.
However it came to be, let’s hope Sprinkles visits Jayde again.