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Glossopsitta concinna (Musk Lorikeet)

Wikipedia Abstract

The musk lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna) is a lorikeet, one of the three species of the genus Glossopsitta. It inhabits south-central/eastern Australia. The musk lorikeet was first described by ornithologist George Shaw in 1790 as Psittacus concinnus, from a collection in the vicinity of Port Jackson in what is now Sydney. John Latham described it as Psittacus australis. Its specific epithet is the Latin concinna "elegant". Other common names include red-eared lorikeet, and green keet, and formerly a local Sydney indigenous term coolich. The names green leek and king parrot have been incorrectly applied to this species in the past.
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Glossopsitta concinna concinna (Musk Lorikeet) (Attributes)
Glossopsitta concinna didimus (Musk Lorikeet) (Attributes)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.82505
EDGE Score: 1.57382


Adult Weight [1]  71 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Nectarivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  10 %
Diet - Nectar [2]  30 %
Diet - Plants [2]  40 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  10 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  40 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  60 %
Clutch Size [3]  2
Maximum Longevity [1]  12 years


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Southwest Australia Australia No

Prey / Diet

Callistemon citrinus[4]
Grevillea robusta (silkoak)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner)1
Pteropus conspicillatus (spectacled flying fox)1


Parasitized by 
Eimeria dunsingi <Unverified Name>[5]
Eomenopon concinnae[5]
Psittaconirmus australis[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License