Rainbow Lorikeet

The Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) is a native Australian bird up to 30 centimetres in length. Its identifying characteristics are: Blue head with pale yellow-green back of neck and tail feathers. Its back and upper parts are bright green with the breast and underwing red. The abdomen has a blue-purple patch, with a yellow stripe on the upper wing. The bill is red.

Rainbow Lorikeets feed primarily on nectar.

Rainbow Lorikeet feeding on the nectar from the flowers of this Eucalyptus tree.

Rainbow Lorikeet feeding on the nectar from the flowers of this Eucalyptus tree.

The voice of the Rainbow Lorikeet is one of continuous screeching and chattering, and large flocks can become very loud!

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet is not considered endangered. Large numbers of these birds will be found in parks and gardens.

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