Animalia > Chordata > Aves > Psittaciformes > Psittacidae > Trichoglossus haematodus > Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus

Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet)

Synonyms: Trichoglossus moluccanus

Wikipedia Abstract

The rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) is a species of parrot found in Australia. It is common along the eastern seaboard, from northern Queensland to South Australia and Tasmania. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas. Several taxa traditionally listed as subspecies of the rainbow lorikeet are now treated as separate species (see Taxonomy). Rainbow lorikeets have been introduced to Perth, Western Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; and Hong Kong.


Adult Weight [1]  133 grams
Clutch Size [2]  2
Wing Span [2]  18 inches (.46 m)

Prey / Diet

Eucalyptus tereticornis (forest redgum)[2]
Schefflera actinophylla (octopus tree)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Higgins, PJ (Ed) (1999) Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds. Volume 4: Parrots to dollarbird. Oxford University Press, Melbourne
2del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
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