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  • Little Lorikeet

  • Glossopsitta pusilla
  • A tiny green lorikeet with a black bill and red patch covering its forehead/throat, but not ear-coverts. Pale green wing linings. They also have an orange-yellow eye. Their flight is swift and direct, with rapid shallow wing-beats; birds flushed from a tree usually weave through the treetops but flocks travelling long distances usually fly high on a direct course.  In flight, they appear small and compact, with short angular wings and a short pointed tail.

  • Photos link
  • not listed by GC March 2014
  • Song link
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Little Lorikeet

  • A tiny green lorikeet with a black bill and red patch covering its forehead/throat, but not ear-coverts. Pale green wing linings. They also have an orange-yellow eye. Their flight is swift and direct, with rapid shallow wing-beats; birds flushed from a tree usually weave through the treetops but flocks travelling long distances usually fly high on a direct course.  In flight, they appear small and compact, with short angular wings and a short pointed tail.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Little Lorrikeet
  • Scientific name
  • Glossopsitta pusilla
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 260
  • Size
  • 16-18cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • Photos link
  • not listed by GC March 2014
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/little-lorikeet