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Close up a rainbow Lorikeet reveals the beauty of an unusual combination of colours - blue, green, yellow, orange. The iris, a narrow brown ring surrounding the pupil and bright orange-red around this, is used in mating and threat displays.  // Rainbow Lorikeet - Psittacidae: Trichoglossus haematodus. Length to 30cm; wingspan to 45cm; weight to 150g; Found in northern and eastern Australia from the Kimberley Region in northern Western Australia (Red-collared Lorikeet, T. h. rubritorquis) to eastern Siouth Australia. Occurs in forests, woodlands, heath, and rural and urban areas. Aviary-escapees are established in many towns and cities. Widespread with many subpsecies - often with a different name - from eastern Indonesia through New Guinea east to Vanuatu and New Caledonia, north to the Philippine Islands.