I LIVE IN AUSTRALIA
The rainbow lorikeet is native to the low woodlands and coastal bushes of northern and eastern Australia. They especially congregate in areas with flowering trees.
I AM AN HERBIVORE
The rainbow lorikeet feeds largely on nectar and pollen, but they will also consume fruits and seeds as well.
RAINBOW LORIKEETS ARE SOMEWHAT SOLITARY
Rainbow lorikeets are very social birds and often travel and roost in pairs or large flocks.
Rainbow lorikeets are known for their constant communication. They are a very loud and noisy bird species who frequently chatter with one another, especially while feeding.
HELPING THE RAINBOW LORIKEET IN THE WILD
The Zoo supports World Parrot Trust, an organization whose efforts include groundbreaking field research, hands-on conservation programs, habitat protection, education and awareness programs, encouragement of better protections for parrots, and supporting the rescue, rehabilitation and release of parrots caught in illegal trade.
I AM IMPORTANT TO MY ECOSYSTEM
Because their diet consists largely of nectar and pollen, rainbow lorikeets play a very important role in the pollination of many different plants in their ecosystem. They also aid in seed dispersal, another things at generates greater biodiversity.