Josephine's lorikeet

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Josephine's lorikeet
Charmosyna josefinae.jpg
At Loro Parque (Espane, Tenerife)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Loriinae
Tribe: Loriini
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 New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


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


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