Josephine's lorikeet

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Josephine's lorikeet
Charmosyna josefinae.jpg
At Loro Parque (Espane, Tenerife)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Charmosyna
Species: C. josefinae
Binomial name
Charmosyna josefinae
(Finsch, 1873)

The Josephine's lorikeet (Charmosyna josefinae) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is found in the highlands of New Guinea (central range and Cyclops Mountains). Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Description[edit]

The Josephine's lorikeet is red with green wings, a yellow-tipped tail, dusky blue, orange bill, yellow eye and black flanks.

Diet[edit]

It feeds on nectar, pollen, flower buds and sometimes soft fruits.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Charmosyna josefinae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Trust, World Parrot. "Parrotlets - WPT Parrot Encyclopedia". www.parrots.org.