Coconut Lorikeet (massena)
T. haematodus massena

Coconut Lorikeet (massena)

25 cm.. length.

The Coconut Lorikeet (massena) (Trichoglossus haematodus massena) is a variation of the nominal (Trichoglossus Haematodus).

The plumage is similar to the of the Ornate Lory except that it is usually paler. The head is blue, ending at the nape with dark brown feathers interspersed with more Brown clear. The chest is reddish color with a narrow dark blue edging. In some cases, You can see some yellow zones in chest plumage. The abdomen is green; but there may be some kind of mark on the lower part of the abdomen blue-violet.

The eyes are orange brown in juveniles and adult. The beak is orange-red.


Bismarck Archipelago, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.


This species is endangered due to habitat loss and capture for the pet trade.

Alternative names:

Coconut Lorikeet (massena) (English).
Loriquet à tête bleue (massena) (French).
Allfarblori (massena) (German).
Lóris-arco-íris (massena) (Portuguese).
Lori Arcoiris Massena, Tricogloso de Pecho Rojo (massena) (Spanish).

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Scientific name: Trichoglossus haematodus massena
Genus: Trichoglossus
Citation: Bonaparte, 1854
Protonimo: Trichoglossus massena


    (1) – Subspecies Coconut Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)


Coconut Lorikeet (massena) (Trichoglossus haematodus massena)




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