Rainbow Lorikeet, Whitsundays
The Whitsundays is home to the colourful and friendly Rainbow Lorikeet bird, which is a common species of bird along the coast.
The rainbow lorikeet is easy to identify with its vibrant colours of red, blue, green and yellow and is a smaller species of parrot. Interestingly, both female and male lorikeets are similar in appearance and generally have a blue head and stomach area, a red beak, green-coloured wings, tail and back and an orange/yellow breast region.
They usually are sighted in a flock around trees and bushland on the mainland and Whitsunday islands, feeding on pollen and nectar, fruit, seeds and smaller insects.
Lorikeets are usually friendly and inquisitive with humans and are very active in the mornings and afternoon.