The rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) is a species of parrot found in Australia. It is common along the eastern seaboard, from northern Queensland to South Australia and Tasmania. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas. Several taxa traditionally listed as subspecies of the rainbow lorikeet are now treated as separate species. Rainbow lorikeets have been introduced to Perth, Western Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; and Hong Kong. This fine specimen was perching on a flowering yellow gum tree (Eucalyptus leucoxylon ‘Rosea’).
This post is part of the Saturday Critters meme,
and also part of the Camera Critters meme.