Deplanche's Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus deplanchii

Deplanche's Lorikeet
Deplanche's Lorikeet
Deplanche's Lorikeet is another "Rainbow" lorikeet. It has a little blue on its face on a black and purple head, a light green collar, red breast with dark feather edges, green stomach and thighs. Deplanche's is similar in appearance to the Green-naped Lorikeet, but is darker (especially the head), has less dark edging to the breast feathers and has a less-mottled underside. It comes from New Caledonia but should not be confused with the probably extinct New Caledonian Lorikeet (Charmosyna diadema).
Deplanche's Lorikeet
Deplanche's Lorikeet
Deplanche's Lorikeet
Deplanche's Lorikeet
There are many other subspecies, not all illustrated here
Rainbow Lorikeet comparison
Lory/Lorikeet index