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The Mindanao Lorikeet flies in tight formation in flocks with audible whirring of wingbeats, quite unlike any other parrot.
Races including nominate:
|20cm (7.8 in)
||48-62g (1.7-2.2 oz)
two: T.j. johnstoniae, T.j. pistra
Colourization Adult: T.j. johnstoniae:
both adults in general green; pink/red forecrown and cheeks; band from lores to occiput dark purple; yellow underparts, scalloped with green; yellow/green underwing coverts and undertail coverts; underwing band yellow. Bill orange/red. Eye ring dark grey. Eye red.
both adults darker and duller red on face; band from occiput to lores wider; upperparts darker green and underparts brighter and more vivid yellow.
Colourization Juvenile: T.j. johnstoniae:
less pink/red on face; dull lilac/brown spot behind eye where band is in adults. Eye ring grey/white. Bill black/brown. Eye brown.
Calls made in flight are continuous notes or loud, sharp sounds. Feeding is accompanied by same sharp notes or soft, twittering sounds. Listen now
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Lexicon of Parrots http://www.arndt-verlag.com/projekt/birds_3.cgi?Desc=E015.htm&Pic=015_1.JPG
BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1351&m=0
Internet Bird Collection http://ibc.lynxeds.com/
Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998.
Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1989.
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.