08 April, 2012

Rainbow Lorikeet

Scientific Name: Trichoglossus moluccanus

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Found is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas of eastern Australia, northwest Tasmania, eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Field Notes: Large, blue-headed lorikeet with orange or red breast. Green wings and tail. Unmistakable in range.

Personal Notes: Quite a fun "urban bird" in Melbourne.

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