Red-flanked lorikeet

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Red-flanked lorikeet
Charmosyna placentis -Jurong Bird Park -pair-6a.jpg
A pair, female on left and male on right
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Loriinae
Tribe: Loriini
Genus: Charmosyna
Species: C. placentis
Binomial name
Charmosyna placentis
(Temminck, 1834)

The red-flanked lorikeet (Charmosyna placentis) is a species of parrot in the Psittaculidae family. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. Only the adult males have the red plumage on the head and sides.

Subspecies[edit]

There are five subspecies:[2]

  • Charmosyna placentis (Temminck) 1835
  • Charmosyna placentis intensior (Kinnear) 1928
  • Charmosyna placentis ornata Mayr 1940
  • Charmosyna placentis pallidior (Rothschild & Hartert) 1905
  • Charmosyna placentis placentis (Temminck) 1835
  • Charmosyna placentis subplacens (Sclater,PL) 1876

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