Rainbow Lorikeets have long, brush-tipped tongues specially adapted for feeding on flower nectar and pollen.

Rainbow Lorikeets compete with New Zealand birds, like tui and bellbird, for food and habitat, so are classed as a pest in New Zealand by the Department of Conservation.

Their name is very appropriate - as most colours of the rainbow can be found on their feathers.


Meet our rainbow lorikeets

Our colourful rainbow lorikeets live in a large walkthrough aviary in Strangely Beautiful Australia - watch as zookeeper Deja introduces us to these noisy and inquisitive birds!