Mount Goliath Lory/Lorikeet Papuan Lory/Lorikeet Charmosyna papou goliathina

Mount Goliath Lorikeet
Papuan Lorikeet
The Mount Goliath Lorikeet, also called Lory, is one of four subspecies of the Papuan Lorikeet /Lory (Charmosyna papou). In addition to the nominate species, (Charmosyna papou papou), and the Mount Goliath (Charmosyna papou goliathina), are Stella's Lorikeet (Charmosyna papou stellae) and Charmosyna papou wahnesi.
All have slight variations in plumage and all come from Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. (Photos above and below are all of Mount Goliath subspecies of Papuan Lorikeet).
Mount Goliath Lory
Mount Goliath Lorikeet
Melanistic Papuan Lorikeet
Melanistic Mount Goliath Lorikeet
The Mount Goliath, together with the Stella and Wahnesi subspecies, has a melanistic form where most red and yellow becomes black (but green and blue remain).
Melanistic Papuan Lorikeet
Melanistic Papuan Lorikeet The blue on the nape and rump remains.
Mount Goliath Lory
Mount Goliath Lorikeet
The tail is longer than the bird.
Mount Goliath Lory melanistic A regular melanistic Mount Goliath Lory
Mount Goliath Lorikeet with red rear
Mount Goliath Lory with red rear
This one got a little mixed up and retained its red rear.
Mount Goliath Lory with yellow on wings
Mount Goliath Lorikeet with yellow-barred wing
Mount Goliath Lorikeets dining All three melanistic versions dining together (with friends)
This one also got mixed up and introduced yellow barring on its green wings

Josephine's Lory/Lorikeet Charmosyna josefinae

Josephine's Lorikeet
Josephine's Lory
Superficially similar to, but smaller than, the Mount Goliath Lorikeet/Lory is Josephine's Lorikeet, also called Josephine's Lory.
Also a Charmosyna species and also from Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It is also superficially similar to the much smaller Fairy Lorikeet/Lory (link below).
Josephine's Lorikeets
Josephine's Lorikeet
Josephine's Lorikeet tends to have a slightly greyer crown and wider grey bare skin around the eyes than the Papuan (Mount Goliath) Lorikeet. It also has red on top of the much shorter tail (accounts for much of the difference in overall length).
Josephine's Lory
Josephine's Lories