Genus Trichoglossus

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet - The Scaly-breasted Lorikeet was first described by German zoologist Heinrich Kuhl in 1820. Other names this bird is known by include the Gold and Green Lorikeet, Greenie, Green Lorikeet, Green and Yellow Lorikeet, Green Keet, Green Parrot, Green Leek, Greenie, and Green Leaf. It is often colloquially referred to as a "Scaly". Its specific epithet is derived from the Ancient Greek root chloro- "green", and Latin lepidotus "scaly".

Olive-headed Lorikeet - The Olive-headed Lorikeet is a mainly green parrot about 24 cm long. It has an olive coloured head which is demarcated by a green collar. Its beak is orange-red, its irises are red, and its legs are grey. The male and female have an identical external appearance. Juveniles have a slightly greener head, a brown beak, and brown irises.


Yellow & Green Lorikeet - The Citrine Lorikeet has two well differentiated subspecies:

Rainbow Lorikeet - Rainbow Lorikeets have been introduced to Perth, Western Australia,


Johnstone's Lorikeet - Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


Ornate Lorikeet - The Ornate Lorikeet is a mainly green parrot about 25 cm 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.


Pohnpei Lorikeet - The Pohnpei Lorikeet is 24 cm long and weights around 80 g. The plumage is mainly reddish-maroon with vague approximately transverse striations of darker maroon. The head a slightly darker maroon. The flight feathers and tail are olive-yellow. Its legs are grey. The male has an orange beak and yellow-orange irises, while the female has a yellow beak and light grey irises. The juveniles have brown beaks and brown irises.

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Trichoglossus