Red-collared Lorikeet Trichoglossus (prev. haematodus) rubritorquis

Red-collared Lorikeet
Red-collared Rainbow Lorikeet
The Red-collared Lorikeet is another striking-looking "Rainbow" lorikeet. It has a full bright blue head over black under-feathers, red beak, a bright orange nape, orange breast, navy-blue belly and greeny-yellow thighs. It also has orange under-wings in flight.
Red-collared Lorikeet
Red-collared Lorikeet
It is native to Northeast Australia, one of two "Rainbow" species native to the Australian mainland.
Red-collared Lorikeet
Red-collared Lorikeet Showing the red, orange and yellow under wing
It was previously classed as a subspecies of T. haematodus with several other "Rainbow" lorikeets but was separated to its own species in a general reclassification which saw many former subspecies merit full species status.
Red-collared Lorikeet
Red-collared Lorikeet
Red-collared Lorikeet
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