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Still time to see the Lorikeets

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Lovely Lorikeets at the Maritime Aquarium

Lovely Lorikeets at the Maritime Aquarium

 

The stars of the special “Lorikeets” exhibit will be migrating south soon, so visitors have only a few more days to interact with the colorful tropical birds at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. “Lorikeets” is open through Sept. 2 (Labor Day) in a special aviary on the Aquarium’s riverfront courtyard.

The exhibit features more than 50 free-flying lorikeets, which are medium-sized parrots that come in a dazzling rainbow of colors. They’re native to the South Pacific.

Lorikeets feed on nectar and – in The Maritime Aquarium’s exhibit – are especially drawn to visitors who purchase a small cup of the sweet brew. The birds will land on your hand, arm, shoulder … even your head … for the chance to be fed.

Entry into “Lorikeets” is free with Maritime Aquarium admission. Nectar cups cost $3. After Labor Day, the birds will return south to their owners, Gulf Coast Butterflies of Naples, Fla. Get more details about “Lorikeets” and other offerings at The Maritime Aquarium, including the IMAX movie schedule, by calling (203) 852-0700 or logging onto www.maritimeaquarium.org.

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