Rainbow lorikeets out in nature during the day. Adobe Stock, by robdthepastrychef
National Bird Day
The Rainbow Lorikeet
The Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) is a vibrantly colored parrot native to the eastern states of Australia.
This lorikeet’s brilliant rainbow plumage and bright orange beak make it one of Australia’s most beautiful birds.
A rainbow lorikeet’s diet is primarily fruit, nectar, and pollen.
It is considered to be the most commonly viewed bird in Australia.
Captive rainbow lorikeets make sweet, cuddly, and playful pets, though they are known to be loud. In the wild they often travel and nest in pairs but will form flocks that can be as large a thousand birds or more.
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