Red-Collared Lorikeet at Coromandel Bird Park
Rainbow Lorikeet at Coromandel Bird Park
Rainbow Lorikeet at Auckland Zoo
Adelaide 13-16Dec08. Tan KH. Rainbow lorikeet
Feeding on banksia.
Two rainbow lorikeets being fed at Kuranda Bird World
About 20 birds in the trees in the park early in the morning. Pair having an argument about food in the first one - hence the widespread wings.
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).