Charmosyna

The Charmosyna genus includes 14 species. They range from the Moluccas through New Guinea to Bismarck Archipelago, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji Islands.

They are characterized by a orange/red beak and a plumage patterned with black/blue, red, yellow and green.

Charmosyna are canopy-dwelling and can be difficult to see when sitting in the tree tops.

They are nomadic and can be seen in mixed flocks with other birds.

 

Charmosyna amabilis
Red-throated Lorikeet

Charmosyna diadema
New Caledonian Lorikeet

Charmosyna josefinae
Josephine's Lorikeet

Charmosyna margarethae
Duchess Lorikeet

Charmosyna meeki
Meek's Lorikeet

Charmosyna multistriata
Striated Lorikeet

Charmosyna palmarum
Palm Lorikeet

Charmosyna papou
Papuan Lorikeet

Charmosyna placentis
Red-flanked Lorikeet

Charmosyna pulchella
Fairy Lorikeet

Charmosyna rubrigularis
Red-chinned Lorikeet

Charmosyna rubronotata
Red-fronted Lorikeet

Charmosyna toxopei
Blue-fronted Lorikeet

Charmosyna wilhelminae
Pygmy Lorikeet

 

Species & Subspecies

  • Charmosyna amabilis (Ramsay, EP, 1875) - Red-throated Lorikeet
  • Charmosyna diadema (Verreaux, J & Des Murs, 1860) - New Caledonian Lorikeet
  • Charmosyna josefinae (Finsch, 1873) - Josephine's Lorikeet
    • Charmosyna josefinae josefinae (Finsch, 1873)
    • Charmosyna josefinae cyclopum (Hartert, 1930)
    • Charmosyna josefinae sepikiana (Neumann, 1922)
  • Charmosyna margarethae (Tristram, 1879) - Duchess Lorikeet
  • Charmosyna meeki (Rothschild & Hartert, 1901) - Meek's Lorikeet
  • Charmosyna multistriata (Rothschild, 1911) - Striated Lorikeet
  • Charmosyna palmarum (Gmelin, JF, 1788) - Palm Lorikeet
  • Charmosyna papou (Scopoli, 1786) - Papuan Lorikeet
    • Charmosyna papou papou (Scopoli, 1786)
    • Charmosyna papou goliathina (Rothschild & Hartert, 1911)
    • Charmosyna papou stellae (Meyer, AB, 1886)
    • Charmosyna papou wahnesi (Rothschild, 1906)
  • Charmosyna placentis (Temminck, 1835) - Red-flanked Lorikeet
    • Charmosyna placentis placentis (Temminck, 1835)
    • Charmosyna placentis intensior (Kinnear, 1928)
    • Charmosyna placentis ornata (Mayr, 1940)
    • Charmosyna placentis pallidior (Rothschild & Hartert, 1905)
    • Charmosyna placentis subplacens (Sclater, PL, 1876)
  • Charmosyna pulchella (Gray, GR, 1859) - Fairy Lorikeet
    • Charmosyna pulchella pulchella (Gray, GR, 1859)
    • Charmosyna pulchella rothschildi (Hartert, 1930)
  • Charmosyna rubrigularis (Sclater, PL, 1881) - Red-chinned Lorikeet
  • Charmosyna rubronotata (Wallace, 1862) - Red-fronted Lorikeet
    • Charmosyna rubronotata rubronotata (Wallace, 1862)
    • Charmosyna rubronotata kordoana (Meyer, AB, 1874)
  • Charmosyna toxopei (Siebers, 1930) - Blue-fronted Lorikeet
  • Charmosyna wilhelminae (Meyer, AB, 1874) - Pygmy Lorikeet