Rainbow Lorikeets

Subject: Rainbow Lorikeets
From: Nick Payne <>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:06:55 +1100
Just had a pair of Rainbow Lorikeets in the Euc. Leucoxylon in our front garden (Griffith). The closest I'd previously seen them was across the other side of Red Hill in Garran.

Their numbers do seem to be increasing locally - I wonder how long before they start having an adverse effect on the local Rosellas through competition for nest hollows. I certainly notice whenever I visit Perth that the Lorikeets that were introduced there have very successfully out-competed the Twenty-eight Parrots that were quite common when I was growing up there in the 1960s, to the extent that I don't recall seeing any Twenty-eight Parrots around Perth on my last couple of visits.

Nick Payne

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