Tuesday, July 26

Facts about Rainbow Lorikeets

Rainbow Lorikeet Facts

Have you ever heard about the Rainbow Lorikeet? The Rainbow Lorikeet is from the parrot family. It is a very beautiful and vibrant colored parrot. If you ever visit Australia, Indonesia, or New Guinea you just may be lucky enough to see some Rainbow Lorikeets. As brightly colored as they are they would be hard to miss.


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Facts about the Rainbow Lorikeet:

1. There are more than 50 different species of Lorikeets. Here is a list of a few of the different types of Lorikeets:

  • The Rainbow Lorikeet
  • The Coconut Lorikeet
  • The Red Collard Lorikeet
  • The Olive Head Lorikeet
  • The Ornate Lorikeet
  • The Musk Lorikeet
  • Purple Crowned Lorikeet

2. The Rainbow Lorikeet is a medium sized parrot and can get up to 12 inches tall. That is the length from the head to the tail. The Rainbow Lorikeet can weigh up to 5 and a half (5 ½) ounces.

3. Some Rainbow Lorikeets can live up to 30 years. The average lifespan of the Rainbow Lorikeet is between 9 to 20 years.

4. Rainbow Lorikeets are herbivores. They eat mostly fruits, nectar, and pollen from flowering plants and trees. They are pollinators.

5. Rainbow Lorikeets are very noisy, social, and active birds. They fly together in groups. A group of Rainbow Lorikeets is sometimes called a flock or a chattering.

6. The female Rainbow Lorikeets can lay between one and three eggs at a time. It takes about 25 days for the eggs to hatch. Once the eggs have hatched both parents will care for the fledglings for the next eight weeks.


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 Rainbow Lorikeets coloring sheet

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Books about Rainbow Lorikeets:

1. Rainbow Lorikeets, The Complete Owner's Guide on How to Care For Rainbow Lorikeets by Rose Sullivan

2. Lorikeets Lorikeets as Pets by Roger Rodendale

3. Rainbow Lorikeet Parrot Daily Care Book by PetCraze Books

4. Facts About The Lorikeets A PICTURE BOOK FOR KIDS by Lisa Strattin

Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.



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