Lorikeets are strong fliers, traveling between islands in search of flowering and fruiting trees. Lorikeets are highly social birds, hanging out in flocks of dozens. Like most parrots, lorikeets are noisy. They whistle, chatter, warble, and even make a metallic ‘ping’ sound.
- Where to see them: Eastern and southeastern Australia
- Height: 10 to 11 in
- Weight: 3.5 to 5.5 oz
- Lifespan: 10 to 20 yrs
- Habitat: Forest
- Diet: Primarily nectar and pollen, some seeds, fruits and insects