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"Lovely Rainbow lorikeets" Native Fauna Tip by hennanights

Native Fauna, Adelaide: 8 reviews and 18 photos


Favorite thing: Rainbow lorikeets live in most Australian forests and woodlands and they like to visit cities, gardens and park lands. These lovely little birds are normally seen in groups of 10 or so forging for food on the floor although they are more at home in the trees. In the trees they can group in the high numbers of around 1000. They are blossom-feeders, eating the nectar and pollen, as well as fruit, leaf buds and insects on the trees. They have small hairs on their tongues which the pollen sticks to. When you disturb them they can be quite vocal in letting you know. The produce a high squawk which insights them all to join in. They also constantly chatter to one another when moving around. They give the impression of being naughty and belligerent. But they are loyal often pairing for life.

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  • Written Aug 19, 2006
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