Pale-headed Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus caeruleiceps

Pale-headed Lorikeet
Pale-headed Lorikeet
The Pale-headed Lorikeet is a "Rainbow" lorikeet native to New Guinea. It has a full bright blue head over black under-feathers, a greenish-yellow nape, orangey-red breast with some slight 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. It also has only very light black edging to its red breast feathers.
Pale-headed Lorikeet
Pale-headed Lorikeets
There are many other current and former subspecies, not all illustrated here.
Rainbow Lorikeet comparison
Lory/Lorikeet index