Red-collared Lorikeet

Red-collared Lorikeet

Check out Australia Zoo’s Red-collared Lorikeet!

Don’t miss the chance to get up close and personal with our gorgeous red-collared lorikeets here at Australia Zoo. Take a walk through our Rainforest Aviary and keep your eyes to the sky in our world-famous Crocoseum, as these speed demons might fly right above your heads in our epic Wildlife Warriors Show. Crikey!

 

Red-Collared Lorikeet perched on a branch showing off bright blue, orange, and green colors.

 

Red-collared lorikeets are found throughout woodlands, swamps and suburban areas of northern Australia. They are distinguished from their relative, the rainbow lorikeet, by the distinct reddish-orange collar around their neck.

 

Red-Collared Lorikeet facing the camera while perched in a tree.

 

These parrots are omnivores so they feed on nectar, pollen, fruits and seeds, but, they can also eat small insects. Red-collared lorikeets have to be fast to stand a chance in the wild, as they are the favourite food item of the fastest animal on the planet, the peregrine falcon! Safety in numbers is a way of life for lorikeets so they are often spotted in large groups, feeding and seeking refuge in tree foliage during the hottest part of the day.

 

Two Red-Collared Lorikeets perched on a feeding bowl.

 

Red-collared lorikeets have adapted well to life in suburbia and are a species of least concern. Woo-hoo!

  • Class of animal icon
    Class

    Aves

  • Genus of animal icon
    Genus

    Trichoglossus

  • Species of animal icon
    Species

    rubritorquis

  • height of animal icon
    Height

    27 - 30 centimetres

  • weight of animal icon
    Weight

    130 - 134 grams

  • diet of animal icon
    Diet

    Omnivore

  • gestation of animal icon
    Incubation

    23 days