Rainbow Lorikeet

Trichoglossus haematodus haematodus
Rainbow Lorikeet at Birdland Park & Gardens

The Rainbow Lorikeet is also known as the Green-naped Lorikeet because of the colour on the back of the neck.
Lorikeets have a brush-like surface on their tongues, which enables them to collect pollen and nectar from flowering plants.  They will eat seeds, but prefer a pollen/nectar based diet. We feed them on a specially prepared substitute.
We hope in the next couple of years to build this group up to over 20 birds, which we intend to house in a new aviary. The look, activity and sound of such a group will be quite impressive.
Distribution: Northern and Eastern Australia.
Diet: Fruit, nectar, berries and seeds.

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