Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus

Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus

Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus

(Scaly-breasted Lorikeet)

FAMILY

Psittacidae

Species

Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus

Common name

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

Main colour

Green

Distinctive feature

Green with yellow, body 20-22 cm long

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

These birds can be found in coastal areas feeding on flowering trees and shrubs, particularly eucalypts. Although smaller and quieter than rainbow lorikeets these lorikeets are often associated with them. They have a green head and wings, although the under wing area is orange, and the body is green with yellow markings. Legs and feet are grey-brown, the eyes are orange-yellow and the bill is red.

Additional Images

Scaly-breasted lorikeet perching