Musk Lorikeet (species: Glossopsitta concinna) in Garrawilla NP (Gaia Guide)
Glossopsitta concinna
Musk Lorikeet

©Tom Tarrant: Musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna)

©Michael Jeffries: Musk lorikeet

©Fir0002: Musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Family Psittacidae
Genus Glossopsitta
Species Glossopsitta concinna
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

It is mainly green and it is identified by its red forehead, blue crown and a distinctive yellow band on its wing. Both upper and lower mandibles of the beak are red at the tip and darker near its base. The blue area on the crown of the female is smaller and paler than for males. (Wikipedia)


  • Up to 22 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Up to 38 cm



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna)

Distribution and habitat preferences

Musk Lorikeets are found in eastern New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. They are uncommon nomads in woodlands and drier forests. (Wikipedia)

Audio recordings


Recorded at Kings Plains National Park (near Kings Plains), New South Wales in Australia.

© Marc Anderson

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