Musk Lorikeet

The musk lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna) is a sturdy green lorikeet with yellow patches on sides of breast and yellow-green underwing coverts. It has a brilliant scarlet forehead, lores and wide band from eye to side of neck. The crown is blue, the nape and mantle is bronze-brown. The bill is black with a red tip, and the tail is short and widespread.

Flight is swift and looks 'bomb-shaped'. The lorikeets tend to remain in feeding trees throughout the day, continually chattering and feasting on pollen and nectar. They stay in pairs.

Musk lorikeets breed from August to January. They nest on decayed debris in tree hollows, usually high up, with 2 eggs. (Contributed by Jo G.)