Trichoglossus forsteni mitchellii Gray, 1859

Mitchell's lorikeet



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Trichoglossus mitchellii Gray 1859


Conservation Status




Bali and Lombok, Indonesia


Biology & Ecology







Above: watercolour by J. G. Keulemans, published as pl. xxxiii in (Milvart, 1896).



Original scientific description:

Gray,GR 1859 ListBirdsBrit.Mus. pt3 sect.2 p.62


Other references:

Amin, S. & Yusuf, M.S. (2018). Seri Keanekaragaman Hayati–Burung Lombok & Sumbawa [Birds of Lombok & Sumbawa: biodiversity series]. Mataram: Ecoline-Pusat Kajian dan Pengembangan Sumber Daya.

Collar, Nigel J. (2017). Subspecific diagnoses in the Scarlet-breasted Lorikeet Trichoglossus forsteni. Forktail 33: 46-52.

del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. 1997. Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 4: Sandgrouse to Cuckoos. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Eaton, J. A., Shepherd, C. R., Rheindt, F. E., Harris, J. B. C., van Balen, S.(B.), Wilcove, D. S. & Collar, N. J. (2015). Trade-driven extinctions and near-extinctions of avian taxa in Sundaic Indonesia. Forktail 31: 1-12.

Kim, Jung-Il, Do, Thinh Dinh, Yeo, Yonggu and Kim, Chang-Bae. (2022). Comparative analysis of complete mitochondrial genomes of three Trichoglossus species (Psittaciformes: Psittacidae). Molecular Biology Reports 49: 9121-9127.

Mivart, St. George. (1896). A monograph of the lories or brush-tongued parrots, composing the family Loriidae. London: R.H. Porter. liii + 193 p., lxi pls.

Prihatmoko, Oka Dwi et al. (2019). Defying extinction? The possible rediscovery of Scarlet-breasted Lorikeet Trichoglossus forsteni form mitchellii on Bali, Indonesia. BirdingASIA 32: 15-18.


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