Vigors and Horsfield, 1827,
Australia = Derby, north-west Australia.
Occasionally treated in Australian literature as separate species from Rainbow Lorikeet T. haematodus, but this appropriate only with revision, as here, of entire Rainbow Lorikeet complex: differs from T. moluccanus in its fiery-orange vs pale green hindcollar (3); blue vs green nape (2); black vs blue belly (2); and from T. forsteni in its fiery-orange vs yellowish-green hindcollar (3); fiery-orange vs crab-red breast (2); blue vs dark blue or green nape (2); larger size (at least 1). Monotypic.
N Australia from Kimberley E to Gulf of Carpentaria; introduced to Kisar, E of Timor.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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