musklorikeet

December 11, 2016 – Musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna)

These lorikeets are found in dry forests of southeast Australia and Tasmania. Their diet is mainly pollen and nectar from eucalyptus flowers, which their brush-like tongues help them reach. They also eat seeds, fruit, insects, and larvae. Highly nomadic across their range, small groups follow flowers and fruit through the seasons. Their nests are built in hollow branches and tree cavities, often near water. Females lay and incubate their eggs on a bed of chewed and decaying wood. Both parents care for the chicks.

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