Trichoglossus rubritorquis Vigors and Horsfield, 1827

red-collared lorikeet                             




subspecies:

none


Distribution:

N Australia from Kimberley E to Gulf of Carpentaria; introduced to Kisar, E of Timor.


Not globally threatened. CITES II


Description:


  • Length:30 cm (12 inch)
  • Weight:125-140 gr.


The whole head is bright blue with shaft-streaking light blue.

Unbarred orange upperbreast.

the same orange in the nuchal band. under the nuchal band a blue nape.

The abdomen is bottle green, appearing almost black.

The rest is green.

Orange beak and iris

Feet, cere and skin surrounding the eyes are grey.


Mutations:


Most mutations are hybrizations from the scaly-breasted or swainson (rainbow) lorikeet. As the lutino, greygreen and dilute.

Some pure are;  Pied, and  Faded  (bred by Franky Verhaegen in Belgium see photos born with red eyes but changed after a few weeks to dark, pale feet, and was a male so not a sex-linked mutation, therefore I think it's faded) I also have seen this mutation in NZ.


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