Rainbow Lorikeet

Trichoglossus haematodus

Conservation Status


Rainbow Lorikeets are brightly coloured; both females and males look the same.

They are found in a wide range of habitats including rain forests, woodlands and heavily vegetated suburban areas that have an abundance of flowering trees. They are social, generally living in flocks that can be seen and heard at communal roosts or flying through the sky.


The diet of the rainbow lorikeet consists of flowers and shrubs which harvest nectar and pollen as well as seeds, fruit and the occasional insect.


Breeding season is September to December. Rainbow lorikeets will generally mate for life, utilising hollows found in old-growth trees to nest. The female will incubate 1-3 eggs, they can lay up to 3 clutches a year.

  • Dark green indicates where the Rainbow Lorikeet can be found.