The Psitteuteles genus includes three species native to Timor and Wetar in Lesser Sundas, Australia and New Guinea:

  • Goldie's Lorikeet is fairly common in aviculture.
  • Iris Lorikeet is rare in aviculture. According to [IUCN] it is Near Threatened due to a small population that is sensitive to trapping and habitat loss.
  • Varied Lorikeet is generally not found outside of Australia and also rare among Australian breeders.

They are medium sized parrots with a length of about 19-20 cm.



Psitteuteles goldiei
Goldie's Lorikeet

Psitteuteles iris
Iris Lorikeet

Psitteuteles versicolor
Varied Lorikeet

Species & Subspecies

  • Psitteuteles goldiei (Sharpe, 1882) - Goldie's Lorikeet
  • Psitteuteles iris (Temminck, 1835) - Iris Lorikeet
    • Psitteuteles iris iris (Temminck, 1835)
    • Psitteuteles iris wetterensis (Hellmayr, 1912)
  • Psitteuteles versicolor (Lear, 1831) - Varied Lorikeet