Musk Lorikeet

The Musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna) is a species of bird that is found in south-central and eastern Australia. It was first described by ornithologist George Shaw in 1790 in the vicinity of Port Jackson in what is now Sydney. Common names for this species are Red-eared Lorikeet, and Green Keet. The Green Leek and King Parrot have been incorrectly applied to this species in the past.

This bird is 8.5 inches in length. It is mostly green with a red forehead, blue crown and unique yellow band on its wing. The tip of the beak is red and darker at the base. The female’s crown is smaller than the male’s and is paler.

The Musk Lorikeet breeds from August to January. The nest is built in a hollow branch of a tree. The female lays two white eggs.

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