The Vini genus include five species of small stocky lorikeets with an overall green colour, streaked feathers on the crown and short rounded tails.

They are native to Samoa, Lau Archipelago, Tonga and adjacent islands in south-central Polynesia.

Vini australis
Blue-crowned Lorikeet

Vini kuhlii
Kuhl's Lorikeet


Vini peruviana
Blue Lorikeet

Vini stepheni
Stephen's Lorikeet

Vini ultramarina
Ultramarine Lorikeet



  • Vini australis (Gmelin, JF, 1788) - Blue-crowned Lorikeet
  • Vini kuhlii (Vigors, 1824) - Kuhl's Lorikeet
  • Vini peruviana (Statius Müller, PL, 1776) - Blue Lorikeet
  • Vini stepheni (North, 1908) - Stephen's Lorikeet
  • Vini ultramarina (Kuhl, 1820) - Ultramarine Lorikeet