Trichoglossus haematodus


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


Found in coastal regions across northern and eastern Australia, with a local population in Perth (Western Australia), initiated from aviary releases.

Oakvale Distribution Maps png Rainbow Lorikeet
Rainbow Lorikeet Distribution Map


10 - 20 years.


28 - 32cm in length and weighs approximately 133 grams.


Forages on the flowers of shrubs or trees to harvest nectar and pollen, but also eats fruits, seeds and some insects.


A wide range of habitats including rainforest and woodlands, as well as in well-treed urban areas.


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.