J. F. Gmelin, 1788,
Moluccas; error = Botany Bay, New South Wales.
With one exception#R, present species has hitherto been treated as a group of subspecies within the widespread Rainbow Lorikeet T. haematodus complex, but differs from T. haematodus by its unbarred and paler red breast (3); blue vs green or blackish belly (3); paler blue hood with no black edge (2); larger size (at least 1); and from other species in complex by characters given under those species. Proposed race eyrei (from South Australia) is included within nominate. Small hybrid population of present species × Glossopsitta concinna in SE South Australia (Yorke Peninsula). Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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