Pale-headed Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus caeruleiceps

Pale-headed Lorikeet
Pale-headed Lorikeet
The Pale-headed Lorikeet is a "Rainbow" lorikeet from New Guinea. It has a full bright blue head over black under-feathers, a greenish-yellow nape, orangey-red breast with some dark feather edges, black stomach and mottled green and yellow thighs. It is sometimes included with the related Dark-/Black- throated Lorikeet T. h. nigrogularis.
Pale-headed Lorikeets
Pale-headed Lorikeets
It is similar to the Green-naped Lorikeet but has a full blue head and nape.
Pale-headed Lorikeet
Pale-headed Lorikeets
There are many other subspecies, not all illustrated here
Rainbow Lorikeet comparison
Lory/Lorikeet index