Animal Species

Rainbow Lorikeet
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The tip of the rainbow lorikeet’s tongue has small hairs on it to soak up nectar and juices. They are often given the nickname, the “brush- tongued parrot.”

Sponsors
March 2020 : James Lindstrom
April 2020 : Daisey Bean & Ari Borello; Mary Lasko; Peter Miller
June 2020 : Sam Mancuso & Family
Habitat
Rainforests, woodlands, parks in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.
Size
10-12 inches
Weight
4-6 ounces
Lifespan
Around 10-20 years
Diet
pollen, nectar, fruit, seeds, berries, insects
Reproduction
Usually 2 eggs hatch after 3 ½ to 4 weeks
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Threats
Illegal pet trade