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SPECIES INFO

The Goldie's Lorikeet (Psitteuteles goldiei) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes. The Lorikeet is mostly green with yellow streaks in the chest area, and a red and blue face. It is said to resemble a watermelon in appearance. It is a small bird measuring 7 inches (19cm) and weighing 45-60 grams.

Aviculture

Goldie's Lorikeet is well regarded as a house pet. They are quiet, non-destructive, non-aggressive, and can be kept as a single pair or in larger communities. Some Lorikeets have learned to mimic human voices.





                                     



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