The Purple-crowned Lorikeet is a small pale-green lorikeet with blue-breast, reddish yellow on forehead and side of face and dark purple crown. The bill is black. Immatures have no purple on crown
Blue-crowned Lorikeet Zit Parrot
open, dry forest and woodlands, usually found in the canopy. Also suburban parks and street trees.
mainly flowers, nectar and fruit.
nest in hollows of eucalypt trees, often near watercourses. Lays 3-4 white eggs on a base of wood dust. Several pairs may nest in same large tree (e.g. large river red gum).
Southern Australia including much of Victoria, and southern parts of South Australia and Western Australia.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Purple-crowned Lorikeet|
Relatives in same Genus
Musk Lorikeet (G. concinna)
Little Lorikeet (G. pusilla)