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  Scaly-breasted Lorikeet (Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus)





Scaly-breasted Lorikeet | Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus photo
immature Scaly-breasted Lorikeet, photographed in Brisbane

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Scaly-breasted Lorikeet | Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus photo
Rainbow and Scaly-breasted lorikeets feeding together at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane, Queensland.

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Scaly-breasted Lorikeet | Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus photo
Scaly-breasted Lorikeets photographed at Currumbin Sanctuary feeding with the Rainbow Lorikeets

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Scaly-breasted Lorikeet | Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus photo
photographed at Currumbin Sanctuary

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BIRD FACTS

Description
The Scaly-breasted Lorikeet is green with yellow "scales" on chest. It is smaller than the Rainbow Lorikeet. The two species are sometimes seen together.

Size
23cm

Habitat
eucalypt forests and woodlands, parks and gardens

Food
nectar and pollen

Breeding
lays 2 eggs on a bed of decayed wood in a hollow tree branch

Range
coastal regions of eastern Australia from Cape York in Queensland to southern New South Wales.

distribution map showing range of Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Psittaciformes
Family:Psittacidae
Genus:Trichoglossus
Species:chlorolepidotus
Common Name:Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Relatives in same Genus
  Rainbow Lorikeet (T. haematodus)
  Red-collared Lorikeet (T. rubritorquis)