This month signals the middle of the Rainbow Lorikeet’s breeding season
In Australia, breeding usually occurs during spring (September to December), and mated pairs typically nest in eucalypt trees.
They are not large birds, with a Rainbow Lorikeet’s height ranging from 25-30 cm (9.8-11.8 in) in size, and with a wingspan of about 17 cm (6.7 in).
Rainbow Lorikeets feed mainly on pollen and nectar.
They especially love native flowers such as Bottle Brush and Grevillias.
They are also frequent visitors at bird feeders that supply Lorikeet-friendly treats, such as store-bought nectar, sunflower seeds, and fruits such as apples, grapes and pears.
Rainbow Lorikeets can breed all year round, and they normally lay 1-2 eggs, or sometimes 3 in a clutch.
Rainbow Lorikeet eggs are usually incubated for approximately 24 days and the birds start to breed from about 12 months of age.
Be careful to keep the following items out of the reach of the Lorikeet; they are also poisonous to all birds: chocolate, avocado, hence guacamole (parts of the fruit are toxic), alcohol, caffeine, lead, cigarette smoke and butts.
Please protect the birds if you see them eating any of these things.