Jack Sparrow


LENGTH: 10 to 12 inches

WEIGHT: 3 to 6 ounces

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Blue plumage on face and belly; green on wings, back, and head with red breast; yellow and orange highlights on sides; red beak, gray feet


Lorikeets, and in particular the Rainbow Lorikeets, are exceptionally beautiful and colorful birds who are sure to catch just about any bird lover’s eye. Originating in Australia, these little beauties have brush-like structures built onto the ends of their tongues so that they can more easily drink nectar out of the centers of flowers—a staple of their diet. In addition to their beautiful plumage, they have charming personalities and make great pets for the right people.