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Rainbow Lorikeet
Trichoglossus moluccanus

Feed wild lorikeets at our daily sessions – 9:45am and 4:00pm.

Brightly coloured acrobats

All native Australian lorikeet species are brightly coloured and intelligent. Lorikeets are clever, outgoing, and chatty in nature. Strong feet and legs, tapered wings and pointed tails allow them to fly quickly and easily. The rainbow lorikeet was the first Australian bird ever to be illustrated in colour in 1774.

Hair-tipped tongue

Lorikeets eat mainly nectar and pollen and therefore have a specialised hair-tipped tongue for feeding. They feed on the flowers of about 5,000 species of plants, including eucalyptus and grevillea.

Backyard buddy

You can take to attract these birds to your backyard by growing native plants.  You can buy native seeds from our gift shop to start your own backyard sanctuary.

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