With one exception#R, has hitherto been treated as a group of subspecies within the widespread Rainbow Lorikeet T. haematodus complex, but differs from morphologically closest forms (T. haematodus, T. rosenbergii, T. moluccanus) by various combinations involving crab-red breast (at least 2); dark blue on nape (3); dark blue on belly (at least 2); and smaller size (at least 1). Four subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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