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Red-collared Lorikeet  -  Trichoglossus rubritorquis
Red-collared Lorikeet  
map map The Red-collared Lorikeet - Trichoglossus rubritorquis - has a bright blue head, large bill and eye are red, orange-red collar extends to the breast, dark-blue nape with black lower scallops. Back is green, breast is red/orange with blue-black band across the lower belly, rump is yellow mottled green. Wing underside is red ahead of full width yellow and brown. Reaches 30 centimetres in length. This species is regarded by some authorities as a variant of the Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus).

Feeds on nectar, fruit, blossoms, seeds of native trees.

Male and female adults are similar in colouring. Juveniles are duller with brown bills.

Lives in tropical open forests and gardens. Found in the Kimberley and Top End.

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