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Red-collared Lorikeet

A Red-collared Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) perched on a flower stem. [Photographed by Peter Rowland]
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Scientific Name: Trichoglossus rubritorquis

Size: around 29 cm

What does it look like?

The Red-collared Lorikeet is easily recognised by its striking blue head, purplish and orange shoulders, green lower back and wings, bright orange to yellow-orange breast, purplish-blue belly, yellowish-green undertail and base of legs, and orange collar. The orange collar is the main character which distinguishes the Red-collared Lorikeet from the closely-related Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus, which has a pale green colour. The two species do not overlap in range. 

Where is it found?

Inhabits northern Australia, west of the Gulf of Carpentaria. 

What are its habitats & habits?

It is a noisy and conspicuous bird that feeds on nectar and pollen, and some fruits and occasional seeds. 

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Front cover of Australia's Birdwatching Megaspots book showing a picture of an Eastern Spinebill

This species features in my book Australia’s Birdwatching Megaspots

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