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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Psittaciformes
Family:Psittacidae
Genus:Trichoglossus
Genus species:Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:26 cm
Identification:The rainbow lory has a blue head, a red chest with orange/yellow speckling, and a green back, wings, and tail.
Habitat:Forests, plantations, gardens, parks
Diet:Omnivore: pollen, nectar, fruit, berries, seeds, leaves, insects, larvae
Reproduction:Lories nest in holes in trees. They lay two eggs that are incubated for 25 days. The chicks fledge in 7-8 weeks.
These birds can be found in pairs or flocks with up to 100 members.
Behavior:The rainbow lory is a sociable bird and is also an acrobatic feeder.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The lory has a specialized brush-tipped tongue which allows it to feed on nectar and pollen from flowers.

Other Information

Geographic:Eastern Australia
Northern Australia
Tasmania
Bali to New Hebrides
Date:1970-11 Subjects:parrot-like bird
Rainbow lory
Rainbow lorikeet
Trichoglossus
Lories
Parrots
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata