Rainbow Lorikeet Presentation

Topics: Lories and lorikeets, Bird, Rainbow Lorikeet Pages: 12 (268 words) Published: March 9, 2015
Rainbow Lorikeet
Trichoglossus moluccanus

Classification
Kingdom- Animalia
Phylum- Chordata
Class- Aves
Order- Psittaciformes
Family- Psittacidae
Genus- Trichoglossus
Species- T. molacanus

Appearance
The Rainbow Lorikeet has very bright
plumage. The head is normally a
dark blue. Its neck, belly, and upper
part of the wings are green. The
chest is reddish-yellow. The Rainbow
Lorikeet is dimorphic, but it is difficult
to tell the difference between a male
and a female.

Size
The Rainbow Lorikeet’
s wingspan typically
ranges from 9-12
inches and weighs
around 2-5.5 ounces.

Distribution/Range
The Rainbow Lorikeet can be found in
Australia, eastern Indonesia, Papua New
Guinea, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu.

Habitat
The Rainbow Lorikeet
can be found in a
variety of treed
habitats Including rain
forests, woodlands,
and treed urban
areas.

Life History
Food Habitats- The Rainbow Lorikeet mainly
feeds on fruit, pollen, and Nectar. It possesses
a tongue that has be especially adapter for this
diet. The end of the tongue has an appendage
that is capable of gathering pollen and nectar
from flowers.

Reproduction
Breeding usually occurs during spring in
Australia. The female normally lays 1-3 eggs.
These eggs are incubated by only the female
for around 25 days.

Causes of Mortality
The Rainbow Lorikeets predators include
peregrine falcons, brown falcons, whistling
kites, and pythons.

Values and Uses
The Rainbow Lorikeet is classified as pest, but
does have use in the pet market.

Satus
The Rainbow Lorikeet
has been classified by
the Birdlife
International as of
Least Concern

References
http://www.birdsinbackyards.
net/species/Trichoglossus-haematodus
http://birds.about.
com/od/mediumbirds/p/Rainbow-Lorikeets-AsPets.htm
http://www.australianwildlife.com.au/rainbow.
htm



References: http://www.birdsinbackyards.
net/species/Trichoglossus-haematodus
http://birds.about.
com/od/mediumbirds/p/Rainbow-Lorikeets-AsPets.htm
http://www.australianwildlife.com.au/rainbow.
htm
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