Olive-headed lorikeet

Olive-headed lorikeet
Olive-headed Lorikeet (Trichoglossus euteles) -Pittsburgh Zoo.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Trichoglossus
T. euteles
Binomial name
Trichoglossus euteles
(Temminck, 1835)

The olive-headed lorikeet (Trichoglossus euteles), also called the perfect lorikeet, is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is found in forest, woodland and cultivated areas on Timor and smaller nearby islands.


The olive-headed lorikeet is a mainly green parrot about 24 cm (9.5 in) long. It has an olive coloured head which is demarcated by a green collar. Its beak is orange-red, its irises are red, and its legs are grey. The male and female have an identical external appearance. Juveniles have a slightly greener head, a brown beak, and brown irises.[2]


Like the rainbow lorikeet, this species of lorikeet is popular in aviculture.



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Trichoglossus euteles". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Forshaw (2006). plate 13.

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