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Rainbow Lorikeet (Safari Ltd - Wings of the World)
« on: March 08, 2016, 04:40:30 PM »
Here is a walk-around of the small Safari Ltd Wings of the World 2016 Rainbow Lorikeet, Trichoglossus moluccanus (Gmelin, 1788); item No. 150229. Total length is approx. 74 mm (if the head and neck would be fully stretched out) so the scale is approx. 1:4. This popular parrot species from eastern Australia has a specialised tongue with elongated papillae (Trichoglossus means "hairy tongue") which are needed for their mostly liquid or pulpous diet (fruit pulp, nectar, and pollen). They are quite common and in Western Australia, where they have been introduced, they are even considered a pest. So IUCN classifies the Rainbow Lorikeet as "Least Concern".








Bonus: Semi-tame captive Rainbow Lorikeets feeding on a vitaminised nectar diet at Eureka, Texel, Netherlands, 2015-07-30.


Edited 2017-02-05: Fixed broken image urls.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2017, 09:54:39 AM by brontodocus »


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Re: Rainbow Lorikeet (Safari Ltd - Wings of the World)
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 09:32:59 PM »
One of the most interesting species that Safari has realised this year in my opinion  ^-^.
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Re: Rainbow Lorikeet (Safari Ltd - Wings of the World)
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 09:55:09 AM »
Rainbow Lorikeet photos are back! :)