Glossopsitta - Musk Lorikeet - Glossopsitta Concinna - Least Concern
The musk lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna) is a lorikeet, now the only species in the genus Glossopsitta. It inhabits south-central/eastern Australia. The little lorikeet and the purple-crowned lorikeet were previously included in the genus.
Description: The musk lorikeet is 22 centimetres (8.7 in) long. It is mainly green and it is identified by its red forehead, blue crown and a distinctive yellow band on its wing. Both upper and lower mandibles of the beak are red at the tip and darker near its base. The blue area on the crown of the female is smaller and paler than seen on the male.
Distribution and Habitat: Musk lorikeets are found in eastern New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Range: uncommon nomad in woodlands and drier forests in south-east mainland, mainly west of divide, and TAS. The Musk Lorikeet have been sighted and are recent common visitors to fruit trees in the Punchbowl Area, near Launceston, Northern Tasmania. Favorite foods seem to include Apricots, Apples, Australian Native Bottlebrush flowers & Nectar, as well as seeds and nectar from Grevillea.
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