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Breeding has been recorded in October, December and January, with nests found high up in holes in trees. Clutches of two eggs are incubated for 25 days in captivity, and the nestling period lasts around 60 days (2). The blue lorikeet feeds on nectar, soft fruit, flowers and leaf shoots, particularly of coconut, banana, guava and mango (2) (4). It is also observed to consume small insects and the larvae (caterpillars) of moths and butterflies (5).

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