Scaly-breasted Lorikeets are not common in Victoria but Woodlands Drive in Ocean Grove on the Bellarine Peninsula is a known hot-spot for them. They take some finding though, not because lorikeets are hard to find on Woodlands Drive but because the cross-breeding of lorikeets there is rampant and finding one that is true to species is not easy.
|This bird looks very much like a real Scaly-breasted Lorikeet ....|
|and this bird looks like areal Rainbow Lorikeet|
|but these two are something different. The front bird looks like a Rainbow x Scaly-breasted, but what about the other bird? Scaly-breasted x Rainbow x Purple-crowned Lorikeet x? If so why the long red crown? Is there also something else in there?|
|On this bird the whole face and crown are red and it has a complete yellow collar. The breast colour suggests some Rainbow. Perhaps it is Little x Purple-crowned x Rainbow?|
|This one shows Scaly-breasted, Rainbow and Purple-crowned colours|
|And again this bird looks good for a pure Rainbow, but how pure seeing there is so much cross breeding going on in Woodland Drive.|