rainbow lorikeet

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rainbow lorikeet

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(Animals) a small Australasian parrot, Trichoglossus haematodus, with brightly-coloured plumage
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Noun1.rainbow lorikeet - a kind of lorikeetrainbow lorikeet - a kind of lorikeet      
lorikeet - any of various small lories
genus Trichoglossus, Trichoglossus - a genus of Loriinae
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Last year, a raid that followed an entrapment operation revealed the house's secrets: hundreds of birds, from black palm cockatoos and rainbow lories to young emus and even a baby ostrich, in cages that lined the walls, and, in other enclosures, more than 100 sugar gliders, small marsupials similar to flying squirrels, and two small wallabies, members of the kangaroo family.
Among the rescued animals are 110 sugar gliders, two wallabies, 154 cockatoos, 17 black-capped lories, 16 rainbow lories and three baby ostriches.