Rainbow/Swainson's Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus

Rainbow Lorikeets
Swainson's Rainbow Lorikeets
Rainbow Lorikeet
Swainson's Lorikeet
The Swainson's (moluccanus) subspecies of "Rainbow" Lorikeet is one of the most numerous and, being the most brightly-coloured, is the one most people refer to as simply the "Rainbow Lorikeet", although in fact all Trichoglossus haematodus subspecies are "Rainbow" lorikeets and the "nominate" one (Trichoglossus haematodus haematodus) is the "Green-naped" subspecies. Swainson's Rainbow has a full bright blue head with red beak, a greenish-yellow collar, orange/pink and yellow breast (no dark feather edges), bright blue stomach and green thighs. It comes from Australia, Polynesia (of course; all parrots should come from Pollynesia) and Indonesia.
Rainbow lorikeet
Rainbow Lorikeet
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue and possibly indigo
Rainbow lorikeet
Rainbow lorikeet in flight The wings in flight
Lorikeets
Moluccan Rainbow lorikeet
Moluccan Rainbow lorikeet
Lorikeet
There are many other subspecies, not all illustrated here
Rainbow Lorikeet comparison
Lory/Lorikeet index