Little Lorikeet

The Little Lorikeet was first described by ornithologist George Shaw in 1790 as Psittacus pusillus. Its specific epithet is the Latin pusilla small.

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The Little Lorikeet is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Little Lorikeet (Glossopsitta pusilla) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is endemic to Australia. It is a small parrot, predominantly green in plumage with a red face. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. More

Little LorikeetPositive aspects of lory ownership ... Lories are popular companion birds due to their intelligence, entertaining personality and stunning beauty. Most stay tame, even in maturity. They are affectionate, curious, extroverted and clowny and exhibit some unique behaviors. Some like to wrap themselves up in a blanket for sleeping. At times, they can even be seen sleeping on their backs. More

Little Lorikeet is a member of the GLOSSOPSITTA genus along with the Musk Lorikeet and the Purple crowned Lorikeet. Aviary Notes: Level Of Knowledge Required: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced / Specialist Breeders Only. Government Regulations & By-Laws: Refer to " Government Laws " web page. More

The Little Lorikeet Glossopsitta pusilla (Shaw, 1790) is an endemic Australian parrot measuring 16–19 cm in length and weighing approximately 40 g. It is the smallest of the Australian Lorikeets. The body is bright green in colour and the head is green with red forehead and throat patches that do not extend behind the eye. These features, in combination with the black beak and green underwing coverts which are visible in flight, allow the species to be distinguished from other small lorikeets. More

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Little lorikeets are the smallest of our Lorikeets and weigh less than 50gm. They feed on pollen, nectar, blossom, fruit and berries. They do not eat seed. More

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Did You Know?The flight of the Little Lorikeet is quick and direct, its short tail pointed straight out, giving the bird a "bullet" like appearance. Its rapid wingbeats produce a whirring sound, much like a hummingbird. Species Profile Genus: Glossopsitta Species: pusilla Size: Adult Weight: 15cm (5.8 in) 30-50g (1.05-1. More

A strongly arboreal species, the Little Lorikeet is a diminutive bird that is hard to find. While looking for crakes in patches of combunghi in a shallow pondage I looked up for a moment to see the small green body sitting still and silent. About 10 minutes later I realized there was a second lorikeet there and observed it enter and then exit a small hollow in the living eucalypt in the middle of the weedy swamp. More

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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Glossopsitta
Species : pusilla
Authority : (Shaw, 1790)