Trichoglossus rubritorquis Vigors and Horsfield, 1827
North Australia from Kimberley East to Gulf of Carpentaria; introduced to Kisar, East of Timor.
Not globally threatened. CITES II
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.
6 - 7 mm
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.