Musk Lorikeet
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Purple-crowned Lorikeet
Purple-crowned Lorikeet (Glossopsitta porphyrocephala)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Parrots (Psittaciformes)
Family: Parrot (Psittaculidae)
Species: Purple-crowned Lorikeet (Glossopsitta porphyrocephala)
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General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Small parrot. When flying over it's hard to discern the colour. This is because it's pale blue.
Easy to miss them being parrots until you hear them.
Brilliant yellow cheeks, red lores (the patch between the eye and the beak), green backs & purple-crown (as the name suggests).

Copyright © 2012-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Nov-2012
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)