|Male with red crown and female with green crown|
The plum-faced lorikeet (Oreopsittacus arfaki), also known as the whiskered lorikeet, is a species of parrot in the Psittaculidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Oreopsittacus. It is found in highland forest on New Guinea.
The plum-faced lorikeet is a mainly green small parrot about 15 cm (6 in) long with a long pointed tail. It has two white stripes under each eye. It has a narrow pointed black bill and dark-brown irises. The adult male as a red forehead and the adult female has a green forehead.
Oreopsittacus Salvadori 1877
- Oreopsittacus arfaki (Meyer, AB 1874)
- Oreopsittacus arfaki arfaki (Meyer, AB 1874) (red-orange abdomen)
- Oreopsittacus arfaki grandis Ogilvie-Grant 1895 (green abdomen)
- Oreopsittacus arfaki major Ogilvie-Grant 1914 (red-orange abdomen and larger)
- BirdLife International (2012). "Oreopsittacus arfaki". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- "Forshaw (2006). plate 22."
- "Zoological Nomenclature Resource: Psittaciformes (Version 9.022)". www.zoonomen.net. 2009-03-28.
- Forshaw, Joseph M. (2006). Parrots of the World; an Identification Guide. Illustrated by Frank Knight. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-09251-6.