Matomo-Image-Tracker Psittaciformes - Oreopsittacus


Plum Faced Lorikeet - Oreopsittacus Arfaki - Least Concern

The plum-faced lorikeet also known as the whiskered lorikeet, is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is monotypic within the genus Oreopsittacus. It is found in the New Guinea Highlands.

The plum-faced lorikeet is a mainly green small parrot about 15 cm (5.9 in) long with a long pointed tail. It has two white stripes under each eye. It has a narrow pointed black bill and dark-brown irises. The adult male has a red forehead and the adult female has a green forehead.

The plum-faced lorikeet is the only species of the genus Oreopsittacus and it has three subspecies.

Oreopsittacus arfaki
Oreopsittacus arfaki arfaki - red-orange abdomen
Oreopsittacus arfaki grandis - green abdomen
Oreopsittacus arfaki major - red-orange abdomen and larger

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