Purple-crowned Lorikeet
Purple-crowned Lorikeet
Flock Feeding
Purple-crowned Lorikeet (Parvipsitta porphyrocephala)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Parrots (Psittaciformes)
Family: Parrot (Psittacidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Purple-crowned Lorikeet (Parvipsitta porphyrocephala)
This Photo:     Under Wing
Synonym: Glossopsitta porphyrocephala

Thank you Andrew Allen for confirming the id of this species for us

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 © 2013-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Jan-2013
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)