Latin Name: (Trichoglossus haematodus)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.
Rainbow Lorikeets are characterized by their specialized brush-tipped tongues for feeding on the flowers of shrubs or trees to harvest nectar and pollen, but they also eat fruits, seeds and some insects.
They are often seen in loud and fast-moving flocks, or in communal roosts at dusk.
The Rainbow Lorikeet occurs in coastal regions across northern and eastern Australia, with a local population in Perth (Western Australia), initiated from aviary releases.