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Rainbow lorikeets are the ‘clowns of the bird world’, and with their bright multi-coloured feathers they are aptly named. They tend to roost in large groups and can be seen just on dusk arriving by the hundreds at their favourite roosting place, usually in tall eucalypts.
These colourful birds can be seen almost anywhere along the east coast of Australia. Unlike most other birds, it doesn’t eat seeds, which can be bad for them. Instead it uses its bristle brush tongue to get sweet sticky nectar and pollen from deep down in the bottom of native flowers.
Rainbow lorikeet behaviour is quite comical at times, especially at mating time, when the male tries to impress the female with a display of bobbing, bowing and prancing.