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    • Coconut Lorikeet
    • Rainbow Lorikeet
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    • Trichoglossus haematodus
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    • Loro arco iris

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Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus

Observer

kueda

Date

November 11, 2014 10:30 AM AEDT

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Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus

Observer

kueda

Date

November 18, 2014 02:59 PM AEDT

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Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

November 2, 2014 05:51 PM AEDT

Description

Clearly used to being fed.

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rainbow lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus

Observer

abowling

Date

November 16, 2014 09:13 AM AEST

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Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus

Observer

wpcbioblitz

Date

November 16, 2014

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Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus

Observer

miky2rude

Date

November 15, 2014 12:03 PM AEST

Description

Spotted in the trees on Long Island in the whitsundays. Very common on the island and often come down to be hand fed fruit.
The rainbow lorikeet is a medium-sized parrot, with the length ranging from 25–30 cm (9.8–11.8 in), including the tail. The weight varies from 75–157 g (2.6–5.5 oz). The plumage of the nominate race, as with all subspecies, is very bright. The head is deep blue with a greenish-yellow nuchal collar, and the rest of the upperparts (wings, back and tail) are deep green. The chest is red with blue-black barring. The belly is deep green, and the thighs and rump are yellow with deep green barring. In flight a yellow wing-bar contrasts clearly with the red underwing coverts.

There is little to visually distinguish between the sexes, however to a keen observer of their colouring and behaviour, their dimorphism is readily apparent.

Juveniles have a black beak, which gradually brightens to orange in the adults.

The markings of the best known subspecies T. h. moluccanus resemble those of the nominate race, but with a blue belly and a more orange breast with little or no blue-black barring.[8] Other subspecies largely resemble either the nominate race or T. h. moluccanus, or are intermediate between them. Two exceptions are T. h. flavicans and T. h. rosenbergii. In the rather variable T. h. flavicans the green of some individuals is dull, almost olivaceous,[8] but in others the green hue approaches that typical of the rainbow lorikeet. T. h. rosenbergii is highly distinctive and several features separates it from all other subspecies: Its wing-bars are deep orange (not contrasting clearly with the red underwing coverts in flight), the entire nape is yellow bordered by a narrow red band and the dark blue barring to the red chest is very broad.[8]

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Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus

Observer

kueda

Date

November 13, 2014 05:08 PM NCT

Description

Seems like a common urban bird here.

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Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus

Observer

judy_harrington

Date

November 11, 2014 06:18 PM AEST

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Red-collared Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus ssp. rubritorquis

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

October 20, 2007

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Rainbow lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus

Observer

ctnash

Date

October 16, 1989 12:00 PM AEST

Description

Ad. Exhausted, thirsty, R&R, recovered, released 18-Oct.

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Rainbow lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus

Observer

ctnash

Date

September 14, 1989 12:00 PM AEST

Description

Ad. Broken wing, put down.

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Rainbow lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus

Observer

ctnash

Date

June 9, 1989 12:00 PM AEST

Description

Ad. Put down.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, eastern Indonesia (Maluku and Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In Australia, it is common along the eastern seaboard, from Queensland to South Australia and northwest Tasmania. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas. Several taxa traditionally listed as subspecies of the Rainbow Lorikeet are increasingly treated as separate species (see Taxonomy).

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.