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 Grace’s Bird Garden 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 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.
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.
Red-collared lorikeets have adapted well to life in suburbia and are a species of least concern. Woo-hoo!
27 - 30 centimetres
130 - 134 grams