he is a MUSK LORIKEET
which means he is a nectar eater
Red-eared Lorikeets, Green Keets
Length about 22 cm (9"), weight about 60 grams
Little or no difference between sexes. Female may be somewhat duller in colour, particularly on the head, but this is not very reliable. Surgical or DNA sexing should be used to confirm the sex of pairs.
The Musk Lorikeet inhabits mainly Eucalypt forests and woodlands in coastal areas from Southern Queensland, through New South Wales and Victoria to South Australia. Common to abundant in the south, but rare north of Sydney. It can occur in flocks of several hundreds around stands of flowering trees. In general the Musk Lorikeet relies on flowering native trees and shrubs for food, but can be a pest in commercial orchards and will sometimes eat half-ripe grain crops. Breeding is mostly August to January.
A The diet is typical of Lorikeets, as covered in the introduction to the Lorikeets.
There appear to be no natural mutations of the Musk Lorikeet, however an Olive Musk has been developed by crossing with Olive Scaly-breasted Lorikeets.
The Musk is kept in very low numbers as a pet in Australia. Like most other Lorikeets, government regulations, with an annual licence fee to keep a native bird, means that most potential owners are discouraged from buying them. They do however make a most delightful pet, quieter than the Rainbow, but almost as playful. I am uncertain of their ability to talk, and would suspect that it is not likely to be as good as the Rainbow, Red-collar and Scaly.Lorikeet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia