Alternative Name: Meyer's Lorikeet
- Saudareos meyeri
- upperside green with a few yellow specks on the back
- forehead olive-yellow
- auriculars yellow with bases of lower feathers green giving a barred effect towards chin
- crown brownish-yellow
- throat and breast yellow with dark green scalloping
- wings green (without yellow spots); primaries darker
- flanks to undertail coverts yellow-green
- underwing coverts yellow-green
- bill reddish orange
- eye-ring blueish
- eye red
Formerly included in "Yellow-and-green Lorikeet" together with Sula Lorikeet.
Formerly placed in genus Trichoglossus.
Forests mostly in hilly areas but can occur both higher and lower elevation; sometimes seen in more open areas.
Mostly seen in flocks when searching for flowering trees.
Their natural diet consists of blossoms, particularly from Erythrina and Euphorbia.
- 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/
- Rasmussen, P. C., N. Collar, J. del Hoyo, and G. M. Kirwan (2021). Yellow-cheeked Lorikeet (Saudareos meyeri), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (S. M. Billerman, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.yaglor2.01
- World Parrot Trust
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Yellow-cheeked Lorikeet. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 30 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Yellow-cheeked_Lorikeet
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