The Musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna) is a lorikeet, one of the three species of the Glossopsitta genus. It inhabits south-central/eastern Australia. The Musk Lorikeet was first described by ornithologist George Shaw in 1790 as Psittacus concinnus, from a collection in the vicinity of Port Jackson in what is now Sydney. John Latham described it as Psittacus australis. Its specific epithet is the Latinconcinna "elegant". Other common names include Red-eared Lorikeet, and Green Keet, and formerly a local Sydney indigenous term Coolich. The names Green Leek and King Parrot have been incorrectly applied to this species in the past.
The Musk Lorikeet is 22 centimetres (8.7 in) long. It is mainly green and it is identified by its red forehead, blue crown and a distinctive yellow band on its wing. Both upper and lower mandibles of the beak are red at the tip and darker near its base. The blue area on the crown of the female is smaller and paler than seen on the male.
Musk Lorikeets are found in eastern New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Range: Uncommon nomad in woodlands and drier forests in south-east mainland, mainly west of divide, and TAS.
Species (taxonomy note: * indicates taxa that may classified as a subspecies of the Rainbow Lorikeet or a separate species)
(extinctions: † indicates a species confirmed to be extinct, ₴ indicates evidence only from sub-fossils)