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Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeets are aggressive and will drive local birds away from backyards.

Parrots Non-native Species

Common Names: Rainbow Lorikeet

Scientific Name: Trichoglossus haematodus

Conservation Status: Introduced

Threats: Not applicable

Will they visit?: Rainbow lorikeets frequently visit home gardens

Natural Distribution: Common around the Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Tree hollows and roost in the tree canopy

Diet: Nectar, pollens, fruits, and seeds

Water: Bird baths

ReWild Benefit: Potential pollinator (not determined)

ReWild Benefits

In large numbers they damage parklands, structures, and vehicles with droppings and harass native birds.

If you want to know more on Rainbow Lorikeets visit BirdLife Australia. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood or around the home you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.

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