- Alca torda
The Rainbow Lorikeet is a beautifully colored species of Australasian parrot. It lives in rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas across in Australia, eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Rainbow Lorikeets have also been introduced to other parts of Australia as well as New Zealand and Hong Kong.
Rainbow Lorikeets have striking colors: a dark blue or violet-blue head and stomach, a bright green back, tail and vent, and an orange breast and beak. There are several subspecies that have darker scalloped markings across the orange breast; Weber's Lorikeet is predominantly green.
The Rainbow Lorikeet has a conservation status of Least Concern as of June 2013.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 06 September 2007|
|Scientific Name||Trichoglossus haematodus|
|Birdorable Family||Parrots & Parakeets|
(as of 29 November 2016)
9.8 to 11.8 inches
|Range||Southeast Asia Australia and New Zealand|