Help with id please?

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kingfisher
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Help with id please?

Hi everyone,
I was wondering if anyone could help with the id of these birds. It's just for interest but so far no one's sure what they are and I'd be (as well as a number of others) really interested to know. Links to the pictures are here: [url] http://meihua.deviantart.com/art/Lories-in-a-Tree-185073005?q=&qo= [/url] [url] http://meihua.deviantart.com/art/FIGHTU-184468412?q=&qo= [/url]
Thanks in advance :)

Amateur

Uhh, where were these taken? I've got no clue on what they are but good luck finding out! I'm assuming you're Aussie?

Windhover
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They look like Rainbow Lorikeets, or hybrids of them...

Ashywolf
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Rainbow Lorikeet x Josephine's Lorikeet is my best guess.
Could also be the Scarlet Lory but the wing pattern and tail look more like Josephine's.

raysimula
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I'm betting these birds are not Aussies.Ray

sparrow
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Good luck there are over 2000 different lorie lory and lorikeets and thats not including sub-species
but they do look familiar i would start with Fiji and Vanuatu and go from there.

Tassie

They are Rainbow lorikeets,their orange has been changed to red....well done to whoever did it.

sparrow
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Rainbows heads are all blue they don't have a red or orange cap

sparrow
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there wings are also all green

sparrow
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these photos are on the net under Edward Youde aviary in Hong Kong!
have you tried the Hong Kong park web site,if you email them they might be able to help.

kingfisher
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Thanks guys :)

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