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Rainbow Lorikeet

Trichoglossus haematodus

Description:

The Rainbow Lorikeet is unmistakable with its bright red beak and colourful plumage. Both sexes look alike, with a blue (mauve) head and belly, green wings, tail and back, and an orange/yellow breast. They are often seen in loud and fast-moving flocks, or in communal roosts at dusk.

Habitat:

open woodland

Notes:

Feeding: The Rainbow Lorikeet mostly forages on the flowers of shrubs or trees to harvest nectar and pollen, but also eats fruits, seeds and some insects. Breeding: The eggs of the Rainbow Lorikeet are laid on chewed, decayed wood, usually in a hollow limb of a eucalypt tree. Both sexes prepare the nest cavity and feed the young, but only the female incubates the eggs.

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7 Comments

InêsVeloso
InêsVeloso 5 years ago

amazing picture!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Thanks Bob

triggsturner
triggsturner 6 years ago

What a great image Mark. Fantastic.

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Thanks Leanne

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Incredibly beautiful bird & amazing photos as always Mac.

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Thanks Kranti Dhiman

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 6 years ago

beautiful !!

MacChristiansen
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MacChristiansen

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jul 18, 2015
Submitted on Jul 18, 2015

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