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Rainbow Lorikeet

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. They are between 28-32cm in size.

The Rainbow Lorikeet occurs in coastal regions across northern and eastern Australia.

Often seen in the Whitsundays and are often hand feed at many locations around the Whitsundays, Frequently seen at most resorts. Very commonly seen whilst bush walking or even as they land on the hand rails of anchored vessels.

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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