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Ornate Lorikeet

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Photo © by julienlGunung Ambang, Sulawesi, Indonesia, May 2018
Photo © by julienl
Gunung Ambang, Sulawesi, Indonesia, May 2018
Trichoglossus ornatus


[edit] Identification

25 cm (9¾ 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

Sexes similar

[edit] Distribution

Sulawesi and larger satellite islands

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Secondary and swamp forests, forest edges, woodland and bush.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet includes nectar, pollen, fruit, blossoms and, especially, causarina seeds.

[edit] Gallery

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[edit] References

  1. 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
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014 and July 2018)

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