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Varied Lorikeet

(Psitteuteles versicolor)
< Alternate name(s): "Red-capped Lorikeet"
Aboriginal name(s): "wero"

Size: 18-20 cm
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Varied Lorikeet at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Frontal view of a Varied Lorikeet in a Woolibutt tree (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Marrakai track, NT, August 2013]

Near-frontal view of two Varied Lorikeets in a Woolibutt tree (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Marrakai track, NT, August 2013]

Lateral view of a Varied Lorikeet (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, March 2013]

Distant dorsal view of a small flock of Varied Lorikeets in flight; this is the mob whose calls were recorded on 18 August 2014
[Lake Copperfield, near Pine Creek, NT, August 2014]

Food, Diet

Varied Lorikeet feeding on nectar in a paperbark tree (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, March 2013]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

varlori_20140818.mp3 (Top End, NT) Mob departing © MD
varlori_20140818_2.mp3 (Top End, NT) Squabbling © MD
varlori_20140818_4.mp3 (Top End, NT) Juvenile begging MD

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