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Rainbow Lorikeet

Trichoglossus haematodus

Description:

Medium sized parrot with spectacular primary colors with green wings. The eyes are red with a yellow ring in the center. Its "length ranging from 25–30 cm (9.8-11.8 in) in size, and has a wingspan of about 17 cm (6.7 in). The weight varies from 75–157 g (2.6–5.5 oz)."

Habitat:

San Diego Zoo Safari Park. It's found in Australia, eastern Indonesia (Maluku and Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. They were introduced to Perth - Western Australia, Auckland - New Zealand, and Hong Kong, China

Notes:

"Rainbow Lorikeets feed mainly on fruit, pollen and nectar, and possess a tongue adapted especially for their particular diet. The end of the tongue is equipped with a papillate appendage adapted to collecting nectar from flowers." - Wikipedia

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3 Comments

I'm so glad you like it!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 8 years ago

:) Thanks Dilek

Dilek Cifci
Dilek Cifci 8 years ago

Super

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 3, 2012
Submitted on Apr 5, 2012

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