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A small parrot, the Purple-crowned Lorikeet (Parvipsitta porphyrocephala) have an overall green-yellow colouration with distinctive orange and yellow cheek patch and red and yellow patch in front of the eyes and above the bill. The males have a crimson patch under the wings, visible in flight.

The following images are of two male Purple-crowned Lorikeets.

The purple crown of the Purple-crowned Lorikeet, often appears to be black (especially under certain lighting conditions. The immature birds lack the purple crown.

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittaculidae
  • Genus: Parvipsitta
  • Species: P. porphyrocephala
  • Binomial name: Parvipsitta porphyrocephala