Year of 2017


072417
Spiderman’s Got Nothing on Us
Rainbow lorikeets in Werribee, Australia

Flocks of rainbow lorikeets will congregate around fruit trees and flowers, their primary food sources. But they’re more likely to pair off, like these two upside-down lorikeets in the photo. The species is native to rainforests and woodlands of Australia’s eastern seaboard, but has been introduced to more suburban environments in the west, where it’s considered an invasive pest.


The rainbow lorikeet is a species of parrot found in Australia. It is common along the eastern seaboard, from northern Queensland to South Australia and Tasmania. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas. Several taxa traditionally listed as subspecies of the rainbow lorikeet are now treated as separate species.
Scientific name: Trichoglossus haematodus
Biological classification: Species
Belongs to: Trichoglossus

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