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Musk Lorikeet

musk lorikeet

Glossopsitta concinna

Distribution:

South-Central and South-Eastern Australia, Tasmania and Kangaroo Island

Habitat:

Tall, dry and open forests, and woodlands dominated by eucalyptus. Also seen in suburban parks and in the trees along tree-lined streets.

Diet:

Seeds, fruits, nectar, pollen, berries, insects

Breeding:

August - January

Nest:

Usually in a hollow limb or tree in a eucalyptus tree high off the ground.

Eggs:

One to two eggs incubated for 21-28 days

Chicks:

Young birds leave the nest 45-50 days after hatching.

Predators:

Humans and Australian native predators

Conservation status:

Least concern. The clearance of eucalypt trees for agriculture could affect these birds in the future, but at present they are described as common in at least some parts of their range.

General:

Although well camouflaged by their plumage, their noisy screeching during feeding betrays their presence.