Trichoglossus haematodus (Linnaeus, 1771)

Rainbow Lorikeet

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The Rainbow Lorikeet is a brightly coloured parrot. Flies fast with rapid wing beats. Lorikeets are often seen in large flocks. Often these flocks are very noisy around sunset as they screech and fly around before roosting. They usually roost in tall eucalypts. source: OZ Animals

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Record a Sighting


Compiled distribution map

Occurence records map



Biodiversity Heritage Library

Content and maps have been accessed from Atlas of Living Australia ( and Birdlife Australia (