Rainbow Lorikeet

Where in the world?

Woodlands of the eastern coast of Australia and Tasmania; invasive to western Australia and New Zealand. 


Animal Facts:

Both male and female Rainbow Lorikeets are very colorful. They cannot be distinguished by their pattern or coloration, but during mating displays the male hops around the female.

These birds spend most of their time in trees, eating pollen, nectar, fruit, seeds and some insects.

Like many other parrots, they lay their eggs in a tree hollow. They most often lay two eggs. Only the female incubates the eggs, but both the male and female feed the young.


Did you know?

Rainbow Lorikeets have a special brush-tipped tongue that helps them to feed on nectar and pollen from flowers.

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Posted on

January 29, 2019