Swainson's Lorikeet

Zoo Location: Primley
 Swainson's Lorikeet

Forest, coconut plantations, gardens, parks.

Wild Diet

Pollen, nectar, fruit, berries, leaves, insects and larvae, grain crops and in orchards.


These are very attractive birds. They inhabit almost any wooded land and can be seen in pairs or flocks of up to 100. They are active, noisy, and call when searching for food.


They nest in holes in trees. They lay 2 eggs and incubate for 25 days. Both parents feed the young which stay in the nest for 7-8 weeks.


  • Latin Name: Trichoglossus haematodus
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittacidae
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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