One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small vividly coloured Australasian parrot, found in many different races on south-western Pacific islands.
Trichoglossus haematodus, family Loridae (or Psittacidae)
- ‘At the same time, some Australians are complaining about animal disruptions, such as the pungent smell of fruit bats or the loud noise made by rainbow lorikeets.’
- ‘Many a Queenslander has happy memories of childhood visits to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary with its noisy flocks of rainbow lorikeets.’
- ‘The rainbow lorikeets can compete for nesting holes in trees.’
- ‘The autumn sun slips gently behind the pecan tree and five rainbow lorikeets cruise in to see if I have spread some bread crumbs on the roof.’
- ‘The bill ensures that the protective provisions of the Wildlife Act do not conflict with the use of the Biosecurity Act to control a wildlife organism that has since proved to have undesirable effects, as it did with the rainbow lorikeet.’
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