Where are lorikeets found?
Lorikeets are found in the Australasian region, including south-eastern Asia, Polynesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia.
They are found in a variety of habitats especially wherever there are abundant native trees with nectar-producing flowers. These include bushland and forests, as well as suburban areas which have plenty of native trees.
No. Rainbow lorikeets are native to Australia. There are no wild rainbow lorikeets in the Amazon rainforest.Rainbow lorikeets live in a variety of habitats, and not restricted to rainforests. Besides rainforests, they live in bushland, and are also common in suburbia, feeding on the native plants in people's backyards.
It is unknown how many rainbow lorikeets there are in the wild. Rainbow lorikeets are extremely common in eastern Australia, New Guinea and some Indonesian islands. In Australia, it has adapted very well to urbanisation of its habitat, so is at no risk of being listed as vulnerable. A rough estimate of the world population of rainbow lorikeets suggest around five million birds.
Rainbow lorikeets do not just live in the rainforest, but those that do live in the canopy, where they feed on the nectar of flowers in the trees. Rainbow lorikeets live in a variety of habitats. As well as rainforests, they also live in bushland, and are also common in suburbia, feeding on the native plants in people's backyards.
The main threats to rainbow lorikeets come from domestic pets such as cats, which prey on these birds while they are feeding in suburban gardens. Rainbow lorikeets, like other parrots, have bizarre and erratic flight patterns, and in suburban areas they have a tendency to fly right in front of cars, where they can be easily hit.
It depends on what sort of bird you would like. Rainbow Lorikeets are very visually appealing and aren't that hard to look after. They can become very affectionate once it is used to the family members. Although there is the need for a Licence in order to obtain one of those beautiful Lorikeets. From personal experience, Rainbow Lorikeets are a joy to have in the home. They would always greet you whenever they see you…
Rainbow lorikeets are native to northern and eastern regions (including the southeast) of Australia. They are also found on the island of New Guinea, in the Solomon Islands and in New Caledonia. They are very adaptable birds, living in rainforests and bushland. They are also common in suburbia, feeding on the native plants in people's backyards.