Rainbow / Scaly Breast Hybrid ?

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Rainbow / Scaly Breast Hybrid ?

We have a couple of Scaly Breast Lorikkets that hang around with the local Rainbow Lorikeet flock.  This one looks to be a hybrid - what do you think ?

It's smaller than the Rainbows (cf with one beside it), and has a bit of the scaly breast pattern, but is mostly Rainbow pattern.  It also has a slightly different colour brow and head, being slightly greener colour.  It's not a baby Rainbow as they are larger, don't have the chest pattern and still have the darker eyes and beaks at this stage.

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Looks like it. Cool! LJ

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