French: Loriquet à tête bleue German: Allfarblori Spanish: Lori de cocotero
Other common names:
Rainbow Lorikeet (when lumped with all other forms hitherto included in this species),
Green-naped Lorikeet (haematodus),
Massena's Lorikeet (massena)
. [sic] Linnaeus
Subspecies and Distribution
T. h. haematodus
(Linnaeus, 1771) – S Moluccas (Buru, Ambon and Seram to Tayandu Is), W Papuan Is E to NW, N & S New Guinea, including Geelvink Bay islands (Numfor and Yapen) and, in S, E as far as upper Fly R.
T. h. intermedius
Rothschild & E. J. O. Hartert, 1901 – N New Guinea from Sepik R E, including Manam I, to Astrolabe Bay.
T. h. nigrogularis
G. R. Gray, 1858 – Kai Is, Aru Is (except Spirit I) and SC New Guinea; islands of Boigu and Saibai (in extreme N Torres Strait).
T. h. brooki
Ogilvie-Grant, 1907 – Spirit I, in Aru Is.
T. h. micropteryx
Stresemann, 1922 – E New Guinea lowlands E from Bagabag I and Huon Peninsula and, in S, from Gulf of Papua, including islands in Hall Sound and, in Louisiade Archipelago, Misima I.
T. h. nesophilus
Neumann, 1929 – Ninigo Is and possibly Hermit Is, W of Manus (NW Bismarck).
T. h. flavicans
Cabanis & Reichenow, 1876 – Admiralty Is and New Hanover, in N Bismarck Archipelago; possibly this subspecies in Nuguria, St Mathias group and Hermit Is.
T. h. massena
Bonaparte, 1854 – Karkar I (off NE New Guinea coast), Bismarck Archipelago (except NW & N), and Bougainville S through Solomon Is to Santa Cruz Is (Vanikoro) and Vanuatu.
T. h. deplanchii
J. P. Verreaux & Des Murs, 1860 – New Caledonia (Grande Terre and I of Pines); introduced to Loyalty Is (Ouvea).