[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Psitteuteles goldiei | [authority] Sharpe, 1882 | [UK] Goldies Lorikeet | [FR] Loriquet de Goldie | [DE] Veilchenlori | [ES] Lori de Goldie | [NL] Viooltjes lori | [copyright picture] Wiki
Genus Psitteuteles (sometimes classified in the Genus Trichoglossus) comprises three species of smallish mainly green parrots. These are known for their agressive behavior. Found in the montane regions of Northern Australia and New Guinea.
It is mainly green, and its underside is yellow-green with dark green longitudinal streaks. It has red plumage over the 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
Listen to the sound of Goldies Lorikeet
Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto
recorded by Michiel de Boer
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Australasia : New Guinea. Goldie’s Lorikeet is native to the highlands of West Papua, (usually 1000 to 2200 m ASL) of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
This species is naturally found in the montane forests of New Guinea.
Nests in the baseof dead fronds of pandanus tree, sometimes at forest edge. Clutch size is 1-3 eggs, incubation is about 23 days and the young fledge after another 2 months.
In the wild the natural diet of the Goldie’s lorikeet includes fruits and berries, pollen, nectar and flowers. Insects may form a portion of the natural diet.
Video Goldies Lorikeet
copyright: Josep del Hoyo
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Nomadic dependant on flowering periods.