Rainbow Lorikeet

The Rainbow Lorikeet must be one of the most beautiful birds in the world. Its bright, multicoloured plumage and lively eyes are a treat to behold. Yet what loud and belligerent birds they are; screeching and squawking, swooping past the heads of honest folk as they sit reading, these gorgeous birds have less pleasant characters and sounds as their feathers might suggest. Beware of a beautiful exterior.

With her enticing speech she caused him to yield,

With her flattering lips she seduced him.

Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter,

Or as a fool to the correction of the stocks,

Till an arrow struck his liver.

As a bird hastens to the snare,

He did not know it would cost his life.

Proverbs 7:21-23

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