Rainbow Lorikeet

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Rainbow lorikeetGenus: Trichoglossus
Species: Trichoglossus haematodus
Common names: Rainbow Lorikeet
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I was delighted to discover that a pair of rainbow lorikeets has nested in a dead tree just below the picnic ground. Regrettably the Fort Bushland Reserve has very few trees with suitable holes and hollows that can provide nesting sites for parrots and other birds that require this type of accommodation.

(June 2011)