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Swainson’s Lorikeet

Trichoglossus moluccanus

Swainson’s lorikeets are one of a group of about 20 parrots that are collectively known as rainbow lorikeets.



Size: 25 - 30cm
Weight: 75 - 157g



Swainson’s lorikeets live in eastern Australia and are found in a variety of habitats including forests, coconut plantations and mangroves.



These birds feed mainly on nectar and pollen and have a tongue specially adapted to do so. They will also eat fruit such as figs and mango.



They nest in pairs in high tree hollows. A courtship display involves wing fluttering to reveal an under wing pattern. The 2 to 3 eggs are incubated for 25 days and the chicks fledge the nest at 7-8 weeks old.



The Swainson’s lorikeet is not classed as endangered, however it is listed on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which regulates international trade in this species.

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