The Rainbow Lorikeet was the first Australian parrot to be illustrated in colour - in Peter Brown's 'New Illustrations of Zoology' in 1774. Since then, this gaudy parrot has been found to be the most widespread of Lorikeets. It is a blossom feeder, harvesting nectar and pollen from any nectar-bearing plant that it finds. Source: Complete Book of Australian Birds

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