Citrine lorikeet

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Citrine lorikeet
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T. flavoviridis meyeri at Loro Parque, Spain
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T. f. flavoviridis at Weltvogelpark Walsrode, Germany
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Trichoglossus
T. flavoviridis
Binomial name
Trichoglossus flavoviridis
Wallace, 1863

The citrine lorikeet (Trichoglossus flavoviridis) or yellow-and-green lorikeet is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is endemic to Sulawesi and the Sula Islands in Indonesia. It is found in forest and woodland at altitudes up to 2400 m.[2] It is generally common.[2]


The citrine lorikeet has two well differentiated subspecies:[3][4]

  • Trichoglossus flavoviridis Wallace, 1863
    • Trichoglossus flavoviridis flavoviridis (nominate) Wallace, 1863 – Sula Islands.
    • Trichoglossus flavoviridis meyeri Walden, 1871 – Sulawesi


The citrine lorikeet is a mainly green parrot about 20 cm (8.0 in) long.[3] Its bill is orange.[3] In the nominate subspecies the head and chest are yellow, the latter narrowly scaled with green, and the lores and region near the bill are dark, often appearing almost blackish. The subspecies T. f. meyeri is smaller, has a lime-yellow chest scaled with green, and its head is olive-green tending towards yellowish on the ear-coverts.[5]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Trichoglossus flavoviridis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b Coates, B. J., & K. D. Bishop (1997). A Guide to the Birds of Wallacea. pp. 334-335. Dove Publications Pty. Ltd. ISBN 0-9590257-3-1
  3. ^ a b c Forshaw (2006). plate 13.
  4. ^ "Zoological Nomenclature Resource: Psittaciformes (Version 9.020)". 2009-03-20.
  5. ^ Juniper, T., & M. Parr (1998). A Guide to the Parrots of the World. pp. 230-231 & plate 4. Pica Press. ISBN 1-873403-40-2

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