Citrine Lorikeet

Citrine Lorikeet
Citrine Lorikeet
T. flavoviridis meyeri at Loro Parque, Spain
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Tribe: Lorini
Genus: Trichoglossus
Species: T. flavoviridis
Binomial name
Trichoglossus flavoviridis
Wallace, 1863

The Citrine Lorikeet (Trichoglossus flavoviridis) or Yellow-and-green Lorikeet is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is endemic to Sulawesi and the Sula Islands in Indonesia. It is found in forest and woodland at altitudes up to 2400 m.[1] It is generally common.[1]



The Citrine Lorikeet has two well differentiated subspecies:[2][3]

  • Trichoglossus flavoviridis Wallace, 1863
    • Trichoglossus flavoviridis flavoviridis (nominate) Wallace, 1863 – Sula Islands.
    • Trichoglossus flavoviridis meyeri Walden, 1871 – Sulawesi


The Citrine Lorikeet is a mainly green parrot about 20 cm (8.0 in) long.[2] Its bill is orange.[2] In the nominate subspecies the head and chest are yellow, the latter narrowly scaled with green, and the lores and region near the bill are dark, often appearing almost blackish. The subspecies T. f. meyeri is smaller, has a lime-yellow chest scaled with green, and its head is olive-green tending towards yellowish on the ear-coverts.[4]


  1. ^ a b Coates, B. J., & K. D. Bishop (1997). A Guide to the Birds of Wallacea. pp. 334-335. Dove Publications Pty. Ltd. ISBN 0-9590257-3-1
  2. ^ a b c Forshaw (2006). plate 13.
  3. ^ "Zoological Nomenclature Resource: Psittaciformes (Version 9.020)". 2009-03-20. 
  4. ^ Juniper, T., & M. Parr (1998). A Guide to the Parrots of the World. pp. 230-231 & plate 4. Pica Press. ISBN 1-873403-40-2

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