Hand Raised Red Collar Lorikeet Information

Red Collared Lory

Distribution and Habitat of Red Collared Lorikeet’s

Red Collared Lorikeets are endemic northern and eastern Australia. From the Kimberleys, through the Gulf of Carpentaria in Queensland to an area just north of the Nicholson and Gregory Rivers. The Red Collared Lorikeet can be found living in plains of Eucalypts and Melaleuca forests.

Longevity of Red collar’s

The Lifespan of the Red Collared Lorikeet is 28+ years of age.

Diet for red Collar’s

Young birds should be fed a good quality wet mix and after about 8 weeks of age can be weaned onto a dry mix.

Adult birds can be fed either a good quality wet or dry mix if you unsure if your local supplier has a good quality mix visit your local Bird expert and get their advice. Be wary of some supermarket brands a good quality brand is Vetafarm forest fusion, wombaroo lorikeet formula and vetafarm golden lory rice formula.

in conjunction with this diet lorikeet’s must also be supplied with fresh fruit and veg such as rockmelon, apple, sweet potato, carrot, capsicum, spinach, orange, stone fruits, mango, broccoli, green beans, and more.

Vitamin d is essential for your birds so they must either receive unfiltered sun light – not through glass, or be given a vitamin d supplement.  There is vitamin d with added calcium supplements available at birdsville.

Description and Sexing Red Collar Lorikeet’s

The Red Collared Lorikeets are one of the largest lorikeets in Australia. The Red Collared Lorikeet has a blue head and face, with an orange to red chest and a narrows to a distinctive red collar around the neck. The wings and tail are green, with some yellow tips on the feathers. The feathers on its abdomen are dark blue to black and they have a red beak, and grey to brown legs and feet. The juvenile are duller in colour with a blackish beak.

The Red Collared Lorikeet is similar to and is frequently confused with the Rainbow Lorikeet. The visual differences are:

  • the red collar compared to the yellow/green collar of the Rainbow Lorikeet.
  • the Red Collared Lorikeet has a dark green belly instead of a blue one.
  • the red collared lorikeet though often similar in size is slightly smaller than a Rainbow lorikeet.

The only way to sex the Red Collared Lorikeets is by DNA or sergical sexing.