Rainbow Lorikeet

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Habitat: Woodland, Forest, Rainforest, Coastal, Urban


The Rainbow Lorikeet is found in a wide range of treed habitats including rainforest and woodlands, as well as in well-treed urban areas.


Rainbow Lorikeets are often seen in loud and fast-moving flocks, or in communal roosts at dusk.


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.


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.