Matomo-Image-Tracker Psittaciformes - Parvipsitta - Little Lorikeet


Little Lorikeet - Parvipsitta Pusilla - Least Concern

The little lorikeet (Parvipsitta pusilla) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is endemic to Australia. It is a small parrot, predominantly green in plumage with a red face. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest.

Description: Measuring 15 cm (5.9 in) in length, the male and female are similarly colored, although the latter is a little duller. The crown, lores and throat are red, the nape and shoulder bronze-colored and the remainder of the plumage green. The belly is paler and yellow-green. In adults, the bill is black and the iris golden in color. Immature individuals have a paler orange face and a brown iris and bill.

Distribution and Habitat: The little lorikeet is found in eastern and southern Australia, from the vicinity of Cairns southwards through Queensland and New South Wales from the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range eastwards to the coast, though most of Victoria and southeastern South Australia. It also occurs in Tasmania although is uncommon there. They are found in forest, especially in the vicinity of flowering or fruit-bearing vegetation.

Behavior: The little lorikeet is gregarious and often flocks with rainbow, musk and purple-crowned lorikeets.

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