Genus Charmosyna


Red-throated Lorikeet - This bird occurs on the islands of Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and Ovalau. Ten specimens were collected in 1923, but it was last recorded in 1993, although it may also have been seen on Mt. Tomaniivi on Viti Levu in 2001. A search of Viti Levu in 2001-2 failed to find any birds, as did a second series of surveys in 2003.


New Caledonian Lorikeet - The New Caledonian Lorikeet Charmosyna diadema is a possibly extinct lorikeet endemic to the Melanesian island of New Caledonia.


Red-flanked Lorikeet - There are five subspecies:


Red-chinned Lorikeet - Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.


Blue-fronted Lorikeet - It is only known from seven specimens, collected before 1930 in hill forest between 850–1000 m. More recent sightings are not well authenticated, so its remaining range is uncertain.

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Charmosyna