Rainbow Lorikeet

Trichoglossus haematodus

This undeniably beautiful bird, native to eastern Australia, is a declared pest in the south-west of our state. It aggressively competes for nesting sites and food with our local parrot species and is a serious agricultural pest.

  • Length: 26-31 cm
  • Clutch Size: 1-3

Drawings kindly provided by Pam Free. Photography and text by David Free. Audio clips provided by David Secomb.