Other Names: Green Lorikeet, Green and Gold Lorikeet, Green Keet
Size: Length about 230mm
Voice: Contact call a metallic, rolling, continuous screech in flight. Shrill chatter when feeding and while resting a soft twitter.
Food: Nectar, pollen, blossoms, berries, other fruit and seeds
Where Found: See map. Common in most timbered areas of eastern Australia from Cape York to the Illawarra
Habits: The presence of the birds is usually signalled by their noise-they are very well camouflaged by their plumage. In flight, a broad sash of red on underwing aids identification.
Nesting: Nearly all year round. Tree hollows high above ground. 2 eggs incubated by female for 25 days. Both parents care for young.