Red-throated lorikeet

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Red-throated lorikeet
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Loriinae
Tribe: Loriini
Genus: Charmosyna
Species: C. amabilis
Binomial name
Charmosyna amabilis
(Ramsay, 1875)

The red-throated lorikeet (Charmosyna amabilis) is a critically endangered lorikeet endemic to Fiji. It is 18 cm long and is bright green overall, with red cheeks, throat and thighs.

Artwork by John Gerard Keulemans

This bird has been found on the islands of Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni and Ovalau. Ten specimens were collected in 1923, but it was last recorded in 1993, although it may also have been seen on Mount Tomanivi on Viti Levu in 2001. A search of Viti Levu in 2001-2 failed to find any birds, as did a second series of surveys in 2003.


  • BirdLife International (2006) Species factsheet: Charmosyna amabilis. Downloaded from on 4/7/2006

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