Brightly coloured, long tailed parrot with blue head, red beak, orange-yellow breast and green wings, back and tail. Weighs between 75-157 g.
To help protect our environment:
Forest edges, urban areas, gardens, orchards.
Aggressively competes with native nectar-feeding birds, potential reservoirs for parrot diseases.
If you have pet lorikeets, make sure they’re securely contained to avoid accidental escapes. If you are no longer able to look after your pet rainbow lorikeet, find someone who is prepared to give it a lifetime home, or contact a relevant pet shop or animal rescue organisation to get it rehomed. Never release a rainbow lorikeet into the wild – your pet may be unable to find the food and shelter it needs, and it also puts our native species at risk.
If you see a rainbow lorikeet in the wild, please report it to Auckland Council at email@example.com.