Coconut Lorikeet in Waigeo Island of Raja Ampat

This is Coconut Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) that I saw at a cape near the harbor of Waisai town in Raja Ampat. I was doing a short birding walk in that cape before leaving for Sorong town. I was trying to find a Beach Kingfisher that was calling from trees at the lower area of the cape when I saw this lorikeet walking on the branch of a tree near me.
The Coconut Lorikeet was feeding on nectar of flowers in that tree. Actually there were more lorikeets in other nearby trees but branches and leaves covered those birds.
Coconut Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) in Raja Ampat
In the past this coconut lorikeet was categorized in one group with Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus). The coconut lorikeet has got red and dark blue stripes on his or her breast. Because the birds have got beautiful feather, it is often caught and sold as pets.
Birding is an environmentally friendly sport or tourism activity. To enjoy birdwatching, at least, we need a good pair of binoculars.