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Little Lorikeet - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Tom Tarrant
Parvipsitta pusilla

Glossopsitta pusilla


Other names: Green Parakeet, Red-faced Lorikeet

15 cm, weight about 40-45 grams. Little or no difference between the sexes, although the male may sometimes have richer colouring.


Eastern and southeastern Australia (Atherton Tableland to southeastern South Australia)


This is a monotypic species.[1]


Coastal heath, open woodland and dry forests.


Diet includes nectar, pollen and fruits. Nomadic.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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