Ornate lorikeet

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Ornate lorikeet
Trichoglossus ornatus -Nahsville Zoo-8a-4c.jpg
At Nashville Zoo, USA
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Trichoglossus
T. ornatus
Binomial name
Trichoglossus ornatus

Psittacus ornatus Linnaeus, 1758

The ornate lorikeet (Trichoglossus ornatus) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is endemic to the Sulawesi archipelago in Indonesia.[2] It is found in forest, woodland, mangrove and plantations, and is locally common.[2]


Head and neck

The ornate lorikeet is a mainly green parrot about 25 cm (10.0 in) long. Its head above its eyes is purple-blue and its face below its eyes is red. There is red at back of the head and yellow behind the eyes. It does not have a collar at the back of the neck that rainbow lorikeets have. Its chin to chest has transverse strips and bars of red and blue. Its abdomen is green with sparse variable yellow scalloping. The beak is orange-red, the irises are dark orange, the eye-ring is dark grey, and the legs are grey.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2013). "Trichoglossus ornatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b Coates, B. J., & K. D. Bishop (1997). A Guide to the Birds of Wallacea. Dove Publications Pty. Ltd. ISBN 0-9590257-3-1
  3. ^ Forshaw (2006). plate 13.

External links

  • Oriental Bird Images: Ornate Lorikeet Selected photos

Cited texts

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