Unless known, that assumption is an issue of probability. Among various combinations of species of Lorikeets, in places where one species is now common
and the other less so, natural hybridisation occurs. And in mixed collections in captivity, hybridisation occurs often.
From: Julie Clark
Sent: Monday, 15 February 2016 8:04 AM
To: COG Chatline
Subject: [canberrabirds] Aviary Escapees?
Seen at Casey on the weekend a rainbow lorikeet and scaly-breasted x rainbow lorikeet inspecting a tree hollow. I assume they must be escapees from Gold Creek Aviary.