Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus Kuhl, 1820
Population near Melbourne derived from escapes.
Not globally threatened. CITES II.
According IUCN; Least concern.
Common in Centre of range in SE Queensland and NE New South Wales, where large flocks occur; at N and S edges of range progressively rarer.
The chest, abdomen and mantle are yellow , broadly margined with green (which give a scaley appearence).
Underwing coverts and a band across the undersides of the flight feathers are orange-red.
The crown is tinged with light-blue. (more visible in males). Here in Europe not many have this blue no more.
The tail is green above and below yellow-olive; the bases of the outer feathers are broadly edged with orange-red on the inner webs.
Iris is orange with a white inner ring.
Feet, cere and skin surrounding the eye grey.
Common, but a lot of mutations , so don't let the wildtype disappear!
5,5 - 6 mm
A lot of mutations occured in the scaly-breasted lorikeet, blue, lutino, fallow, dilute, greygreen, darkgreen, pied,...