The Red-collared Lorikeet is similar in appearance to the Rainbow Lorikeet, but it has an orange/red collar round the neck.
Eucalypts and Melaleuca forests, also suburban areas near woodland.
mainly flowers, nectar and fruit. The lorikeet has a brush on the end of its tongue to help with sipping up nectar and pollen
Lays two or three white, oval-shaped eggs a pair can produce up to 3 broods in a season. The female incubates the eggs for about 25 days.
It is found in the tropical north from West Australia to Gulf of Carpentaria in Queensland. It is seen in the suburbs of Darwin.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Red-collared Lorikeet|
Relatives in same Genus
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet (T. chlorolepidotus)
Rainbow Lorikeet (T. haematodus)