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 Wahne's Charmosyna papou wahnesi.
Mount Goliath Lory
Mount Goliath Lorikeet
Mount Goliath Lorikeet
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).
Melanistic Papuan Lorikeet
Melanistic Papuan Lorikeet
Melanistic Papuan 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).
Mount Goliath Lory melanistic
Melanistic Papuan Lorikeet
Melanistic Papuan Lorikeet
The tail is longer than the bird.
Mount Goliath Lorikeet with red rear
Mount Goliath Lorikeet with red rear
Mount Goliath Lory with red rear
This one got a little mixed up and retained its red rear.
Papuan Lory
Mount Goliath Lorikeet with yellow-barred wing
Mount Goliath Lorikeets dining
The one above centre also got mixed up and introduced yellow barring on its green wings. Above right: all three melanistic versions dining together (with friends).