Parvipsitta

The Parvipsitta genus includes two small (about 15 cm) lorikeet species native to Australia: The Little Lorikeet and the Purple-crowned Lorikeet.

The Purple-crowned Lorikeet is rarely seen in captivity outside Australia and the Little Lorikeet is rare in captivity even in Australia.

Previously these species were part of the Glossopsitta genus but recent studies resulted in a split and they are now classified as Parvipsitta.

 

 

Parvipsitta pusilla
Little Lorikeet

Parvipsitta porphyrocephala
Purple-crowned Lorikeet

 

Species & Subspecies

  • Parvipsitta pusilla (Shaw, 1790) - Little Lorikeet
  • Parvipsitta porphyrocephala (Dietrichsen, 1837) - Purple-crowned Lorikeet