Hunter Region Landcare

Bird species feature: Little Lorikeet

Fauna, The Scoop

A small bird at 16 – 19cm, 40g, it is easy to tell why they are named ‘little’ when side by side with a Rainbow Lorikeet. They make up for their size in their constant chattering calls and large flocks.

This species is listed as vulnerable in NSW, found mostly high in the canopy of Eucalyptus forests and road reserves along open country, feeding on pollen and nectar and the occasional mistletoe, with nesting season extending from May to September. 

To hear the call of the Little Lorikeet, click here

Image from Birdlife Australia.