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Australian Lorikeets



FAMILY : Parrots, Lorikeets

Double-eyed Fig Parrot
(Cyclopsitta diophthalma)
Double-eyed Fig Parrot
The Double-eyed Fig Parrot is a very small parrot from New Guinea and Australia. There are eight subspecies, with three found in Australia: spp macleayana (Macleay's Fig Parrot); spp marshalli (Marshall's Fig Parrot); spp coxeni (Coxen's Fig... Click to continue>
Little Lorikeet
(Glossopsitta pusilla)
Little Lorikeet
The Little Lorikeet is a small green lorikeet with black bill and red patch on forehead and throat.. The underside is yellow-green. Immatures are duller with less red on face and brown bill. Click to continue>
Musk Lorikeet
(Glossopsitta concinna)
Musk Lorikeet
The Musk Lorikeet is a medium-sized green lorikeet with a yellow patch at the side of the breast under the wing. It has a bright red forehead and red patch on side of face from eye to ear. The top of the head is pale blue. The bill is black tipped... Click to continue>
Purple-crowned Lorikeet
(Glossopsitta porphyrocephala)
Purple-crowned Lorikeet
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 Click to continue>
Swift Parrot
(Lathamus discolor)
Swift Parrot
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Varied Lorikeet
(Psitteuteles versicolor)
Varied Lorikeet
The Varied Lorikeet is a small pale green parrot. It is the only one with a red cap and white rings round the eyes. It has a lime green ear patch, blue around the neck and pink on chest. The female is duller with olive green cap. Click to continue>
Rainbow Lorikeet
(Trichoglossus haematodus)
Rainbow Lorikeet
The Rainbow Lorikeet is a brightly coloured parrot. Flies fast with rapid wing beats. Lorikeets are often seen in large flocks. Often these flocks are very noisy around sunset as they screech and fly around before roosting. They usually roost in... Click to continue>
Red-collared Lorikeet
(Trichoglossus rubritorquis)
Red-collared Lorikeet
The Red-collared Lorikeet is similar in appearance to the Rainbow Lorikeet, but it has an orange/red collar round the neck. Click to continue>
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
(Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus)
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
The Scaly-breasted Lorikeet is green with yellow "scales" on chest. It is smaller than the Rainbow Lorikeet. The two species are sometimes seen together. Click to continue>


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