Red-collared Lorikeet

Trichoglossus rubritorquis

The Red-collared Lorikeet is a species of parrot found in wooded habitats in northern Australia . It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the Rainbow Lorikeet, but today most major authorities consider them as separate species. No other member of the Rainbow Lorikeet group has an orange-red collar over the nape.
Every year at the end of the dry season, many of them display symptoms of apparent drunkenness. What causes this condition is unclear.
Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderPsittaciformes
FamilyPsittaculidae
GenusTrichoglossus
SpeciesT. rubritorquis
Photographed in
Australia