Parrots (Psittacidae)

Iris Lorikeet (Psitteuteles iris) - HBW 4, p. 348

French: Loriquet iris German: Irislori Spanish: Lori Iris
Other common names: Iris Lory

Taxonomy: Psittacus iris Temminck, 1835, Timor.
Sometimes placed in Trichoglossus or even Neopsittacus. Validity of race rubripileum questionable, and claimed differences may be due to age or individual variation. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • iris (Temminck, 1835) - W Timor.
  • rubripileum (Salvadori, 1891) - E Timor.
  • wetterensis (Hellmayr, 1912) - Wetar.

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