Rainbow Lorikeet

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Rainbow Lorikeet
Rainbow Lorikeet
Conservation status
IUCN3.1
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Subfamily: Loriinae
Genus: Trichoglossus
Species: T. moluccanus
Binomial name
Trichoglossus moluccanus
(Gmelin)

The Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) is a brightly colored species of parrot, called a lorikeet, that lives on the east coast of Australia. It is also called:[1]

  • Blue Mountains Lorikeet
  • Swainson's Lorikeet
  • Blue Bellied Lorikeet

Description[change | change source]

It is a large lorikeet, about 12 in (305 mm) tall. It is has green feathers on its back, wings and tail. It has bright red feathers on the chest, with orange and yellow feathers on the sides of its chest. It has deep blue feathers on its abdomen and head. It also has stripes of yellow among its green feathers. It has a bright red bill with grey legs and feet.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Lendon, Alan H. (1978). Australian Parrots in Field and Aviary. Sydney: Angus and Robertson. ISBN 0207124248 .