Rainbow Lorikeet

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 06 September 2007
Scientific Name
Trichoglossus haematodus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Trichoglossus
  • T. haematodus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 8 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
9.8 to 11.8 inches
6.7 inches

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 彩虹鹦鹉
Czech (Cesky) Lori Mnohobarvý
Danish (Dansk) Rødnakket Lori
Dutch (Nederlands) Regenbooglori
Finnish (Suomi) Sateenkaariluri
French (Français) Loriquet à Tête Bleue
German (Deutsch) Allfarblori
Italian (Italiano) Lorichetto Arcobaleno
Japanese (日本語) ゴシキゼイガイインコ (Goshikiseigaiinko)
Norwegian (Norsk) Regnbeulori
Polish (Polski) Lorysa Górska
Russian (русский язык) Острохвостый лорикет
Spanish (Español) Loro Arcoiris
Swedish (Svenska) Regnbågslorikit
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