Oreopsittacus arfaki (*)
Oreopsittacus arfaki (Meyer, 1874)
The Plum-faced Lorikeet (Oreopsittacus arfaki), also known as the Whiskered Lorikeet, is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Oreopsittacus. It is found in highland forest on New Guinea.
The Plum-faced Lorikeet is a mainly green small parrot about 15 cm (6 in) long with a long pointed tail. It has two white stripes under each eye. It has a narrow pointed black bill and dark-brown irises. The adult male as a red forehead and the adult female has a green forehead.
The Plum-faced Lorikeet is the only species of the genus Oreopsittacus and it has three subspecies:
Oreopsittacus Salvadori 1877
* Oreopsittacus arfaki (Meyer, AB 1874)
1. ^ a b c "Forshaw (2006). plate 22."
* BirdLife International 2008. Oreopsittacus arfaki. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 25 January 2009.
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