Rainbow Lorikeet

Green-NapedLorikeet
rainbow.gif (1050 bytes) Aliases rainbow.gif (1050 bytes) Habitat & distribution
Rainbow Lorikeet
Appearance rainbow.gif (1050 bytes) Predators
rainbow.gif (1050 bytes) Diet rainbow.gif (1050 bytes) Relationship with other birds
rainbow.gif (1050 bytes) Feeding rainbow.gif (1050 bytes) Reproduction
rainbow.gif (1050 bytes) Flight rainbow.gif (1050 bytes) Roosting
rainbow.gif (1050 bytes) Flocking rainbow.gif (1050 bytes) Vocal Repertoire
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Aliases

Class Aves birds
Order Psittaciformes cockatoos and parrots >strong, downward-curving bill; feet have two toes pointing forward and two back; can use feet like hands to manipulate food; by using feet together with strong bill, they climb well

Family       Psittacidae parrots
brightly coloured, noisy
Sub Family Lorinae brush tongues
Genus         Trichoglossus tricho hair glossa tongue >tip of tongue has hairy projections that soak up nectar

Species haematodus haematodes bloody
Common Names   blue-bellied lorikeet, blue mountain lorikeet, blue mountain parrot, Swainson's lorikeet, coconut lory, rainbow lory
Nearest Relatives Trichoglossus rubritorquis

Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus

Red-collared Lorikeet (sometimes considered a sub species; it occurs in the north) >Scaly-breasted lorikeet

Appearance

Size

Age

Features

Voice

Diet

Rainbow feeding

Arrangement of the toes and use of the bill make them acrobatic feeders

Feeding - general

Feeding methods

Flight

Flocking

Habitat & distribution

Habitat

Distribution

Predators

Relationship with other birds

Reproduction

Pair bond

Nest

Eggs

Incubation

Post-hatchling

Roosting - general

Function of roosting

There are a range of theories to explain roosting and flocking behaviour in birds such as these:

Vocal repertoire

Fledgling

Protest

Locating

Warble

Scouting

 

References - books