Goldie's Lorikeet

Information about the Bird Goldie's Lorikeet

The Goldie's lorikeet (Psitteuteles goldiei) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is found in forest and woodland in New Guinea, primarily at altitudes of 1000-2200 m.a.s.l. It is mostly green with yellowish streaks in the chest area, and a red, blue and purple head. It is said[wh] to resemble a watermelon in appearance. It is a small bird measureing 19cm (7 in) in length and weighing 45-60grams.

Goldie's lorikeet is 19cm (7.5in) long. It is mainly green, and its underside is yellow-green with dark green longitudinal streaks. It has a red plumage on crown, which is less extensive in the female. The back of its head is blue, its cheeks are mainly mauve and blue, its beak is black, and its irises are brown. Its legs are greenish-brown. In juveniles the red on the head is reduced to a small red patch above its beak. Juveniles have a brown beak, a green crown, and greyish-blue plumage on the back of head.
Goldie's lorikeet is native to the highlands of West Papua, (usually 1000 to 2200m ASL) of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Goldie's lorikeet is well regarded as a pet. They are quiet, non-destructive, non-aggressive, and can be kept as a single pair or in larger communities. Some lorikeets have learned to mimic human voices.


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