The Rainbow Lorikeet

Inquisitive Lorikeet

It’s pretty spectacular when you think about it. Coming from America, we had unimpressive birdlife – seagulls, pigeons, and the occasional hawk. When I first arrived in Australia three years ago, I was blown away by the types of birds that were common place here. Even today, I have friends and family that constantly ask if Lorikeets, Cockatoos, Rosellas, etc. are pets.

The common Rainbow Lorikeet, as pictured above, a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, eastern Indonesia (Maluku and Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In Australia, it is common along the eastern seaboard, from Queensland to South Australia and northwest Tasmania. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas.

While pretty, these guys tend to flock, and when they’re hungry, you know it. Especially when there are 20+ sitting outside your window at 6am.

About Stefan
Stefan is the regular writer for Megan & Stefan, and hails originally from San Diego, California. A resident of Australia since 2007, he write about his experiences living abroad, his love of photography, and documenting the process of building a house here in this sunburnt country he calls home. Feel free to drop him a line - he's always up for a chat.


  1. I find that a lot of the birds here are a bit on the loud side, yeah? :) Do NOT get me started on the cockatoos.


  1. […] in my backyard. They do have a tendency to get a bit on the noisy side, as mentioned in a post by Megan and Stefan, two American expats living in Sydney. However, I will let it slide with them because I just find […]

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