Green Naped Lorikeet

Trichoglossus haematodus haematodus

» The nominate species
» Also called the Coconut Lorikeet and the Rainbow Lorikeet
» About 11 inches in length

» Endemic to New Guinea and several islands around New Guinea
» Common in aviculture with good potential as a companion although the may be stubborn and a bit nippy at times. 
» Considered stable in their range

I have met more of these lorikeets than any of the subspecies of Trichoglossus haematodus. They are one of the most colorful with a variety of colors. I had a friend years ago who had a Rainbow Lorikeet and he was either all on or all off. When he was all on he was one of the most active birds I have ever known. It seemed to be a natural behavior for him to roll over and do somersaults while he was playing and since his caregiver praised him for these "tricks", he loved to show off when he had an appreciative audience. These birds do well on a high quality powdered Lory mix with some nectar and lots of fresh low-iron fruits and veggies.




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