Rainbow Lorikeet (species: Trichoglossus haematodus) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Trichoglossus haematodus
Rainbow Lorikeet

©Alex Vail: Rainbow Lorikeets in a Casuarina equisetifolia tree at Lizard Island

©Alex Vail: A Rainbow Lorikeet eating Corymbia tessellaris flowers at Lizard Island

©Alex Vail: A Rainbow Lorikeet in a Corymbia tessellaris tree at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Family Psittacidae
Genus Trichoglossus
Species Trichoglossus haematodus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: A flock of about 30 Rainbow Lorikeets arrived at Lizard Island on 21 December 2012, still here on 15 Jan 2013. The species was last seen here in the early 1990s when a flock of about 20 stayed for about two weeks.

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