Glossopsitta concinna

(Shaw, 1791)

Vernacular names
English : Musk lorikeet
French : Lori à bandeau rouge

Classification
Class : Aves
Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittaculidae
Notes : No subspecies known

Identification
Small black bill with orange tip. Plumage mostly green with yellow flank patches and rufous nape. Turquoise-blue crown and cheeks, bright red forehead and ear-patch.

Range and habitat
Most of east and south-east Australia, Kangaroo Island and Tasmania. Found in open wooded countries such as Eucalyptus woodlands, even suburban areas.

Conservation
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Appendix II
Status : Very common within its mainland Australian range, rarer on Tasmania and Kangaroo Island but still safe there. Trade is reduced to a minimum, hardly exported from Australia.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known

Observation
Jurong Bird Park (Singapore), Weltvogelpark Walsrode (Germany)

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