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.

The Collared Lory was previously assigned to the monotypic genus Phigus and classified as Phigys solitarius but was in 2021 moved to the Vini genus with the IOC 11.2 update.

Furthermore the Red-throated Lorikeet, New Caledonian Lorikeet, Meek’s Lorikeet, Palm Lorikeet and Red-chinned Lorikeet were previously included in the Charmosyna  genus but was moved to the Vini genus with the IOC 11.2 update in 2021.


Vini amabilis
Red-throated Lorikeet

Vini australis
Blue-crowned Lorikeet

Vini diadema
New Caledonian Lorikeet

Vini kuhlii
Kuhl’s Lorikeet

Vini meeki
Meek’s Lorikeet

Vini palmarum
Palm Lorikeet

Vini peruviana
Blue Lorikeet

Vini rubrigularis
Red-chinned Lorikeet

Vini solitaria
Collared Lory

Vini stepheni
Stephen’s Lorikeet

Vini ultramarina
Ultramarine Lorikeet

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