Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Critically Endangered

New Caledonian Lorikeet (Charmosyna diadema)


French: Lori à diadème German: Diademlori Spanish: Lori diadema

Psitteuteles diadema

J. P. Verreaux and Des Murs

, 1860,

New Caledonia




New Caledonia. Only known locality is Mt Ignambi (an individual collected in 1911#R); since then, a few unconfirmed reports exist.

Descriptive notes

19 cm. Only known from females, which are green with orange bill and legs, blue crown and yellow face; vague bluish tinge to lower thighs; red vent and base of lateral tail... read more


Vocalizations unknown.


Forest, including by report the rainforest-open Melaleuca woodland ecotone, also scrubland... read more

Food and feeding

No information.


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Status and conservation

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in New Caledonia EBA. The species is known from two specimens collected prior to 1860, reports published in... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). New Caledonian Lorikeet (Charmosyna diadema). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 16 December 2019).