Kevin is a juvenile Rainbow Lorikeet from Burleigh Heads.
He was admitted to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital following a window hit. Window hits are a very common reason for rainbow lorikeets to be admitted to the Wildlife Hospital. If you have a bird fly into your window you may find them on the ground dazed, the best thing to do if you find a bird in this condition is to gently but carefully pick up the bird, using a towel and place in a secure box with adequate holes for ventilation. Keep the bird warm dark and quiet and bring to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital as soon as possible for treatment. Please be careful when you pick wildlife up as they can scratch and bite.
It is common for these birds to sustain fractures and/or injuries to the central nervous system following the hard hit to the head. Kevin has avoided any fractures but does have some central nervous system damage. He is currently being treated with anti-inflammatories and pain relief. Kevin is likely to require some lengthy rehabilitation and TLC before he is strong enough to be released back into the wild but once he has recovered he will return to his home in Burleigh Heads. Did you notice when you look at Kevin’s pictures that his beak is black? This is how we can tell he is a juvenile lorikeet as the adults have a vibrant red orange beak!