Coconut lorikeet

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Coconut lorikeet
Trichoglossus haematodus -Jurong Bird Park, Singapore -Dec2009.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Trichoglossus
Species: T. haematodus
Binomial name
Trichoglossus haematodus
Linnaeus, 1771

The coconut lorikeet is a parrot in the family Psittaculidae. Seven species now recognised were once lumped together under Trichoglossus haematodus.[2]

Description[edit]

It looks similar to the rainbow lorikeet except it has a mainly red and dark blue breast.

Range[edit]

Trichoglossus haematodus is found in eastern Indonesia, on Buru, Seram, Misool, Waigeo, Numfoor, Yapen and the Aru Islands, in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea on New Guinea, in the Bismarck Archipelago, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birdlife International (2014). "Trichoglossus Haematodus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Trichoglossus haematodus". International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2015-01-04. 
  3. ^ "Trichoglossus haematodus range map". International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2015-01-04.