Papuan lorikeet

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Papuan lorikeet
Charmosyna papou goliathina1.jpg
Charmosyna papou goliathina
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Charmosyna
Species: C. papou
Binomial name
Charmosyna papou
(Scopoli, 1786)
Papuan Lorikeet.jpg

The Papuan lorikeet, also known as Stella's lorikeet and Mount-Goliath lorikeet (Charmosyna papou) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is found in West Papua, Indonesia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. The Papuan lorikeet occurs in a red phase and a melanistic phase, the melanistic phase is frequently found at higher altitudes and is more sensitive to overheating in warm weather.

Stella's lorikeet C. p. goliathina in melanistic phase at Louisville Zoo, USA

Taxonomy[edit]

The Papuan lorikeet has four recognized subspecies:[2]

C. p. stellae

C. p. papou

C. p. giolatha

C. p. wahnesi

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Charmosyna papou". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ McCullough, Carl. "Stella's Lorkeet, What A bird!". AFA Watchbird, Journal of the American Federation of Aviculture. Retrieved 20 September 2018.

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  1. ^ Low, Rosemary. "Stella's Lorikeet: Beautiful and Endearing". Rosemary Low. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  2. ^ McCullough, Carl. "Stella's Lorkeet, What A bird!". AFA Watchbird, Journal of the American Federation of Aviculture. Retrieved 20 September 2018.