Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

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 Lories and lorikeets are small to medium-sized arboreal parrots.The lorikeet is unmistakable with its bright red beak and colorful plumage. Both male and female look alike with a blue head and belly, green wings and tail and an orange-red breast. In the wild, the lorikeet, is distributed throughout the Australasian region. They can be found in forests in coastal regions of Australia, south-eastern Asia, Polynesia and Papua New Guinea.The rainbow lorikeet diet consists of fruit, flowers, seeds and some insects. Lories and Lorikeets have specialized brush-tipped tongue for feeding on nectar and soft fruit. The extremely fine hairs on their tongues help collect nectar and pollen. The lorikeet nest is usually built in a hollow part of a eucalyptus tree and the eggs are laid on chewed decayed wood. Both male and female build the nest but only the female lorikeet incubates the eggs. Lately the rainbow lorikeet has acclimatized to urbanization and can be found living in trees, in urban areas, mainly suburbs.


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