Glossopsitta pusilla

Glossopsitta pusilla

(Little Lorikeet)

FAMILY

Psittacidae

Species

Glossopsitta pusilla

Common name

Little Lorikeet

Main colour(s)

Bright green

Distinctive feature

Bright green body with red face, size about 16 cm long

Campus

Townsville

Description

This little lorikeet has a bright green body and is also green under the wings. The face, forehead and throat are red as well as under the tail. Legs and feet greenish-grey, eyes orange, bill black. Found in a variety of habitats but chiefly woodlands where it feeds on fruit and nectar.