Rainbow Lorikeet – a colorful beauty

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeets is a  noisy, and beautiful bird. They are so colourful that it is impossible to mistake them for other species. Lorikeets often travel together in pairs and occasionally respond to calls to fly as a flock. 

Both sexes look alike with their bright red beak and colourful plumage. They have a blue head and belly, green wings, tail and back and an orange breast.

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Rainbow Lorikeets in Perth are quite aggressive to native birds. They have been recorded dragging the nestlings of Australian Ringnecks from hollows and dropping them onto the ground.

Where do Rainbow Lorikeets live?

Rainbow Lorikeets are not picky in terms of location. They can live in any range of tree habitats including woodlands and rainforest but are also found in urban areas.

Rainbow Lorikeet distribution?

Lorikeets like coastal regions of northern Australia, Queensland and NSW. There is also a small population in Perth and Tasmania.

Rainbow Lorikeet Lifespan

Where spotted: Brisbane, QLD

We often see this beautiful parrot flying to our backyard and sit on trees. When that happens in the morning, there is no chance you can sleep in, due to the noise they make.

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