Purple-crowned Lorikeet Glossopsitta porphyrocephala
Purple-crowned Lorikeet, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image Kangaroo Island, South Australia
March 2006

The Purple-crowned Lorikeet is distributed from eastern Victoria to the south of Western Australia. It is found in lightly wooded habitat such as mallee scrub as well as eucalypt woodland and coastal scrub.

Purple-crowned Lorikeet, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image It is a very small lorikeet with a purple crown, apricot orange forehead and ear-coverts and a black bill.
Purple-crowned Lorikeet, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image
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