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About the Rainbow Lorikeet

Also known as: Coconut Lorikeet

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.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 06 September 2007
Scientific Name Trichoglossus haematodus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Trichoglossus
  • T. haematodus
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 30 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
9.8 to 11.8 inches
6.7 inches
Range Southeast Asia Australia and New Zealand

International Names

  • 彩虹鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • Lori Mnohobarvý (Czech)
  • Rødnakket Lori (Danish)
  • Regenbooglori (Dutch)
  • Sateenkaariluri (Finnish)
  • Loriquet à Tête Bleue (French)
  • Allfarblori (German)
  • Lorichetto Arcobaleno (Italian)
  • ゴシキゼイガイインコ (Goshikiseigaiinko) (Japanese)
  • Regnbeulori (Norwegian)
  • Lorysa Górska (Polish)
  • Острохвостый лорикет (Russian)
  • Loro Arcoiris (Spanish)
  • Regnbågslorikit (Swedish)

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