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Ornate Lorikeet - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by julienl
Gunung Ambang, Sulawesi, Indonesia, May 2018
Saudareos ornata

Trichoglossus ornatus


25 cm (9¾ in)

  • Dark purplish-blue crown
  • Yellow nape
  • Red nape, face, postocular stripe, ear-coverts, chin and throat
  • Green back and wings
  • Blackish-tipped primaries
  • Black yellow and green underwing
  • Red chest chin and chest with dark blue bars
  • Dark green belly
  • Yellow green thighs
  • Yellow bill with pink base
  • Orange iris
  • Grey-green legs

Sexes similar


Endemic to Sulawesi and larger satellite islands. South East Asia: Indonesia: Greater Sundas.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Secondary and swamp forests, forest edges, woodland and bush.



Their diet includes nectar, pollen, fruit, blossoms and, especially, causarina seeds.


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  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/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014 and July 2018)

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