The Rainbow Lorikeet is unmistakable with its bright red beak and colorful plumage. Both sexes look alike, with a blue (mauve) head and belly, green wings, tail and back, and an orange yellow breast. They are often seen in loud and fast moving flocks, or in communal roosts at dusk. Colorful charaters that are very noisy at dusk, you can see a very large group of these birds at the Abel Point Marina Round-a-bout , each night at dusk, hundreds of these birds gather for what seems like a social chat, their loud squawking noises are unmistakable..
The Rainbow Lorikeet occurs in temperate coastal regions across northern and eastern Australia.
Commonly seen in the Whitsundays and are often hand feed at many site locations around the Whitsundays, Frequently seen at most resorts. Very easily seen whilst bush walking or even as they land on the hand rails of anchored vessels. these birds are a favorite with both the crew and passengers alike
The Rainbow Lorikeet mostly forages on the flowers of shrubs or trees to harvest nectar and pollen, but also eats fruits, seeds and some insects. Breeding
The eggs of the Rainbow Lorikeet are laid on chewed, decayed wood, usually in a hollow limb of a eucalypt tree. Both sexes prepare the nest cavity and feed the young, but only the female incubates the eggs.
Rainbow Lorikeets are true parrots and native to Australia and Indonesia. It is a true pleasure to see these clourful birds in the wild. With a visit to the Whitsunday region, bird lovers will get the opportunity to view one of the worlds most exoctic birds.