- Trichoglossus ornatus
25 cm (9Â¾ in)
- Dark purplish-blue crown
- Yellow nape
- Red nape, face, postocular stripe, ear-coverts, chin and throat
- Green back and wings
- Blackish-tipped primaries
- Black yellow and green underwing
- Red chest chin and chest with dark blue bars
- Dark green belly
- Yellow green thighs
- Yellow bill with pink base
- Orange iris
- Grey-green legs
Sulawesi and larger satellite islands
This is a monotypic species.
Secondary and swamp forests, forest edges, woodland and bush.
Their diet includes nectar, pollen, fruit, blossoms and, especially, causarina seeds.
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- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014 and July 2018)
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