Psitteuteles goldiei

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Indonesia Bird with 0 Comments

Psitteuteles goldiei, Goldie’s Lorikeet, Perkici Lembayung

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The Goldie’s Lorikeet (Psitteuteles goldiei) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is found in forest and woodland in New Guinea, primarily at altitudes of 1000-2200 m.a.s.l. It is mostly green with yellowish streaks in the chest area, and a red, blue and purple head. It is said[who?] to resemble a watermelon in appearance. It is a small bird measureing 19 cm (7 -+ in) in length and weighing 45-60 grams.
Goldie’s Lorikeet is 19 cm (7.5 in) long. It is mainly green, and its underside is yellow-green with dark green longitudinal streaks. It has a red plumage on crown, which is less extensive in the female. The back of its head is blue, its cheeks are mainly mauve and blue, its beak is black, and its irises are brown. Its legs are greenish-brown. In juveniles the red on the head is reduced to a small red patch above its beak. Juveniles have a brown beak, a green crown, and greyish-blue plumage on the back of head.
Range

Goldie’s Lorikeet is native to the highlands of New Guinea (usually 1000 to 2200 m ASL) of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Aviculture

Goldie’s Lorikeet is well regarded as a pet. They are quiet, non-destructive, non-aggressive, and can be kept as a single pair or in larger communities. Some lorikeets have learned to mimic human voices.

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