lorikeets; rainbow lorikeets; birds; Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus; beak; claws; pair; twosome; perch; perching; orange; red; blue; purple; yellow; animal; bird; wildlife; Australia; South East Asia
Rainbow Lorikeets. This photo depicts a pair of brightly coloured lorikeets. This image was taken on a sunny day in a tropical forest environment. The birds in this photo are native to southern Australia.
The Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, eastern Indonesia (Maluku and Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In Australia, it is common along the eastern seaboard, from Queensland to South Australia and northwest Tasmania. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas. Several taxa traditionally listed as subspecies of the Rainbow Lorikeet are increasingly treated as separate species
Characteristic features of parrots include a strong, curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs, and clawed zygodactyl feet. Many parrots are vividly coloured, and some are multi-coloured. The plumage of cockatoos ranges from mostly white to mostly black, with a mobile crest of feathers on the tops of their heads. Most parrots exhibit little or no sexual dimorphism. They form the most variably sized bird order in terms of length.