IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)

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Colourization Adult: Male- mainly bright red in colour; purple/black hindcrown to occiput; olive/green rump and upper tail coverts; wide yellow band across chest; thin yellow collar on mantle bordered above by purple/black line; dull mauve/black lower breast; underwing band dull yellow; red tail tipped with yellow. Bill orange. Eye yellow/orange. Female- as in male but with yellow patches on sides of rump. Colourization Juvenile: Breast band yellow and faint; yellow collar on mantle with dusky wash; red hindcrown to occiput washed with dusky black; black markings on feathers of head and underparts. Bill brown/black. Eye pale grey. Call: Calls made in flight are loud and high-pitched; high-pitched screek notes emitted while feeding. Calls are in general more squeaky than other lorikeets.

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