Rainbow Lorikeet

Trichoglossus heamotodus


Rainbow Lorikeets are not common in Canberra although their call and gaudy colours make them conspicuous when they are about. While some birds seen in Canberra maybe wild birds moving through or aviary escapees, there does appear to be a small regular population based in southern Belconnen suburbs.

They eat mainly nectar and pollen, as well as some insects, fruit and seeds.  R=93. BR=70.