A colorful parrot: Rainbow Lorikeet – These pictures were taken at Nashville Zoo at Grassmere.
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Rainbow Lorikeets (Trichoglossus moluccanus) are parrots found in Australia. Their habitats are rain forest, coastal bush and woodland areas. They are medium-sized parrots, with the length ranging from 25 to 30 cm (9.8–11.8 in), including the tail. The plumage is very bright. Juveniles have a black beak, which gradually brightens to orange in the adults.