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
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Charmosyna
Species: C. placentis
Binomial name
Charmosyna placentis
(Temminck, 1834)

The red-flanked lorikeet (Charmosyna placentis) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is found in Mollucas, New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago. 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.


There are five subspecies:[2]

  • Charmosyna placentis (Temminck) 1835


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Charmosyna placentis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Zoological Nomenclature Resource: Psittaciformes (Version 9.013)". 2008-12-29.

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