Rainbow Lory is found throughout northern and eastern coastal lowlands of Australia. It lives in forests, parks and gardens. When feeding in large flocks it can be very noisy. The bird is equipped with brush-tipped tongue which makes it well adapted to collect its favourite food: nectar and pollen. Rainbow lory also eats flowers, fruits and insects. When climbing a tree it use its beak as a third foot.
- Latin name: Trichoglossus haematodus
- IUCN – Red List – LC – Least Concern
- CITES – Appendix II