The Rainbow Lorikeet:

Scientific Name: Trichoglossus moluccanus

Rainbow lorikeets are one of the most colourful and beautiful birds in the world. They spend most of their time in trees, eating pollen, nectar, fruit, seeds and insects. They have a special brush-tipped tongue that helps them to feed on nectar.

They can be found in small groups in forests and open woodland along the east coast of Australia, eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands.

Rainbow Lorikeets can be live for very long. However, their average lifespan is about 25 to 28 years. Females can breed until they are into their twenties and males can retain their fertility even longer.