Rosenberg's Lorikeet Trichoglossus (prev. haematodus) rosenbergii

Rosenberg's Lorikeet
Rosenberg's Lorikeet
Rosenberg's Lorikeet is a "Rainbow" lorikeet, previously classed as a subspecies of T. haematodus. It has a dark head flecked with blue, a very different wide bright yellow nape flecked with red, red breast with heavy black feather edges, black stomach and pale yellow thighs with a little green flecking. The nape is quite different in appearance to the other Rainbow Lorikeets. A deep orange bar on the open wing in Rosenberg's compares to a yellow bar on open wings of all other Rainbow Lorikeets. Rosenberg's is native to Biak Island, Irian Jaya, Indonesia and is also known as the Biak Lorikeet.
Rainbow Lorikeet comparison
Lory/Lorikeet index