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Yellow-billed Lorikeet - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Mpacker
Papua New Guinea, July 2005
Neopsittacus musschenbroekii


21–23 cm

  • Olive-green head
  • Russet hind-crown
  • Yellowish streaks on crown
  • Greenish streaks on face
  • Yellow bill


New Guinea and Indonesia.

Photo by mehdhalaouate
Baliem Valley, New Guinea, August 2007



Two subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • N. m. musschenbroekii:
  • N. m. major:
  • Snow Mountains to Huon Peninsula and Owen Stanley Range


Mid-level montane forests and forest edges.



The diet includes fruit, berries, hard seeds, eucalyptus flowers and caterpillars.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015)

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