The Rainbow Lorikeet with his stunning plumage taken at Maple Glen Gardens Southland. These beautiful parrots roam free and wild on 25 acres of beautiful garden. A feeding tray provides some tasty treats that they would not find in the gardens.
The Rainbow Lorikeet is widely distributed along the coastal strip from Cape York south to Victoria and into South Australia. It is often abundant from Sydney northwards, but is becoming rarer south of Sydney. An increasing population around Perth, in Western Australia, is thought to be derived from escaped aviary birds. The prefered habitat is coastal forests as well as urban gardens. Noisy flocks of up to several hundred may congregate in flowering trees to feed and roost, at times in the company of Scaly Breasted Lorikeets. Breeding in the wild is from August to January.
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