Proudly supported by :: ACT Government :: Australian Native Plants Society (ANPS) Canberra Region NatureMapr NatureMapr

ParrotTrichoglossus moluccanus   

1 Rainbow Lorikeet

5 images

Trichoglossus moluccanus at Suppressed - 24 Nov 2018
Trichoglossus moluccanus at Suppressed - 24 Nov 2018
Trichoglossus moluccanus at Suppressed - 24 Nov 2018
Trichoglossus moluccanus at Suppressed - 24 Nov 2018
Trichoglossus moluccanus at Suppressed - 24 Nov 2018

Identification history

Parrot Trichoglossus moluccanus 25 Nov 2018 natureguy
Parrot Trichoglossus moluccanus 25 Nov 2018 BIrdsinCanberra

Author's notes

Not surprisingly, I heard these birds on Red Hill before I saw them. They were in an old eucalyptus tree with a number of hollows. One bird was very high in the tree while another was much lower. The lower one seemed to be moving from side to side in a regular manner while it was calling. It was not perturbed by the Grey Butcherbird, which was perched on a branch below it. The lower lorikeet, after a short while, made its way to a north-facing tree hollow, where it disappeared completely inside. It stayed inside for a while before re-emerging. When it re-emerged it flew to another tree a short distance away, where it stayed momentarily before flying northwards towards Red Hill. The higher bird remained in the top branches of the tree.

Be the first to comment


Please Login or Register to comment.

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 24 Nov 2018 7:07 AM Recorded on
  • BIrdsinCanberra Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness Frogwatch ACT and Region Budawang Coast Nature Map Southern Highlands Nature Map Noosa Shire Nature Map Albury Wodonga Nature Map
1196919 sightings of 5641 species in 1196 locations from 2817 members
Powered by NatureMapr |  Canberra Nature Map operates under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia |  Privacy