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A Rainbow Lorikeet (Psittacidae: Trichoglossus haematodus) preens itself after a bath.  These birds are a common and pugnacious species in suburban gardens. Wild birds are found from the Kimberley area of Western Australia (with an orange collar), eastwards across coastal northern Australia and down the east coast to Victoria. A woodland species, birds may be nomadic, gathering nectar especially from flowers of Eucalyptus trees, which is gathered with a brush-tipped tongue. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.   //  Lorikeet - Length to 30cm; wingspan to 65cm;  Distribution -  many subspecies throughout the area from indonesia through New Guinea to the south-west Pacific and Australia.  //