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Species profile—Trichoglossus moluccanus (rainbow lorikeet)


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Photo of Trichoglossus moluccanus (rainbow lorikeet) - Queensland Government,1996
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Species details

Animalia (animals)
Aves (birds)
Psittacidae (Parrots)
Scientific name
Trichoglossus moluccanus (Gmelin, 1788)
Common name
rainbow lorikeet
Type reference
Gmelin, J.F. (1788). Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Linné, editio decima tertia, aucta, reformata. Regnum Animalium. Leipzig (Lipsiae) : G.E. Beer Vol. 1(1) 1-500 pp.
WildNet taxon ID
Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus
Trichoglossus haematodus haematodus
Alternate name(s)
Blue Mountain parrot
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Conservation significant
Pest status
Agricultural Pest
Species environment

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

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This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
8 March 2022
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