Native to Australia and Eastern Indonesia.
Rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas.
Up to 30 years
Extinct in the Wild
Love is in the air
Rainbow lorikeets are mostly monogamous and remain paired for long periods, if not for life. They reach sexual maturity after two years. Most pairs will lay one or two eggs; the female incubates the eggs for 23 days and is fed by the male in the morning and evening.
Their eponymous markings are particularly striking; a dark blue head and stomach, a bright green back, tail and vent, and a red breast and beak. Juveniles can be identified by their black beaks which over the next year gradually brighten to orange.