Our Swainson’s lory was born in January 2001 and came here in April 2001. Her name is Gloria.
Status in the wild
The lory is a common bird in the northeast of Australia; it is not under any threat.
This lory mainly inhabits eastern Australia, although it can also be found on the many islands in the southwest pacific. It is found in a multitude of habitats, in any locality where there is sufficient food. It prefers mallee scrub, open eucalyptus forest, rain forest, gardens and parks.
Lories feed on seeds, fruits, berries and insects, as well as pollen and nectar.