Citrine Lorikeet

Information about the Bird Citrine Lorikeet

The citrine lorikeet (Trichoglossus flavoviridis) or yellow-and-green lorikeet is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is endemic to Sulawesi and the Sula Islands in Indonesia. It is found in forest and woodland at altitudes up to 2400m. It is generally common.

The citrine lorikeet has two well differentiated subspecies:
The citrine lorikeet is a mainly green parrot about 20cm (8.0in) long. Its bill is orange. In the nominate subspecies the head and chest are yellow, the latter narrowly scaled with green, and the lores and region near the bill are dark, often appearing almost blackish. The subspecies T. f. meyeri is smaller, has a lime-yellow chest scaled with green, and its head is olive-green tending towards yellowish on the ear-coverts.

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