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Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

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.



Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus

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