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Yellow-billed Lorrikeet

Neopsittacus musschenbroekii


Attractive lorikeet. 21-23cm long. Upper surfaces dark green, flanks pale green with broad red breast tapering down to the vent. Under tail is yellow/orange, bill is yellow and face is green flecked with yellow.


Found in mountian forest and around highland settlements in New Guinea. This one spotted in highland forest near Tari around 2,000 meters elevation, in western PNG.


Seen here eating fruit and apparently unconcerned by my presence.

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triggsturner 5 years ago

My pleasure Liana. I am pleased you enjoyed this guy. Thank you so much for your comment and continued support. Rob

armadeus.4 5 years ago

This is a first for me as well. Wonderful images Rob! Thank you for the information and for sharing :)

triggsturner 5 years ago

Thank you Pradeep.

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 5 years ago

Very nice shot!

triggsturner 5 years ago

Thank you for your very kind words Polilla. I appreciate the comment and do try to keep up to the PN standards as do a lot of other members here. Some species are not always as spectacular and some are downright hard to photograph and some, there just isn't a lot of info on, but I love them all and like to try and find new species to post for others to see and appreciate.

triggsturner 5 years ago

Thank you for comment Neil and my pleasure to share. Rainbows are very loud!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

This is a species I've never seen before. So beautiful. I've had about 50 of their raucous rainbow cousins at place all day, and it's only gone quiet now at dusk. Thanks for sharing this beauty, Rob.

Spotted by

Hela, Papua New Guinea

Spotted on Sep 17, 2016
Submitted on Sep 17, 2016

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