Parrots / Hookbills (Fig Parrots, Cockatoos, etc.) found in New Guinea

Below listed are parrots (hookbills, such as lories, lorikeets, fig parrots, king parrots, etc.) that are native to, or found in, New Guinea. Any images are linked to the respective species pages, where one can learn more about the different birds featured on this page.


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Parrots of New Guinea: A – L (below) … M – RS – Z


Amboina or Amboyna King (Alisterus amboinensis) aka Moluccan King Parrot, Ambon King Parrot or Amboina Green-Winged King Parrot

Aru Red-cheeked Parrots (Geoffroyus geoffroyi aruensis) – southern New Guinea

Arfak Alpine Lorikeets (Oreopsittacus arfaki arfaki)

Banded Lories or Dusky Lories (Pseudeos fuscatais / fuscata) – Range: Papua New Guinea

Beaufort’s Black-capped Lories (Lorius or Domicella lory viridicrissalis) – Range: Northern New Guinea

Biak Red-sided Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus biaki aka Lorius roratus biaki) – Range: Biak Island, the largest of the Schouten Islands, off the northern coast of West Papua (the Indonesian part of New Guinea) at the entrance to Cenderawasih (Geelvink) Bay

Bismarck’s Hanging Parrot (Loriculus tener) – also known as the Green-fronted Hanging-parrot, Coryllis Des Bismark, or Lorículo De Las Bismarck – Range: Papua New Guinea

Blue-naped Lory (Lorius lory lory) – Range: Waigeu, Batanta, Western Papuan Islands, Vogelkop, Western New Guinea

Black Lory (Chalcopsitta atra) – Range: Western New Guinea

Black Lory

Black-winged Lorikeet (Eos cyanogenia) – Range: Islands of Biak, Numfoor, Manim and Mios Num in Geelvink Bay, Western New Guinea

Blue-eyed Cockatoo (Cacatua ophthalmica)

Blue-faced Lories (Trichoglossus haematodus intermedius) – Range: Northern New Guinea from Torricelli Mountains and Sepik region to Astrolabe Bay

Brehm’s Tiger Parrot (Psittacella brehmii) – Range: Highlands of New Guinea

Buru Red Lories (Eos b. cyanonothus)

Cardinal Lories (Chalcopsitta cardinalis)

Ceram Lories / Blue-eared Lories (Eos semilarvata) – Range: New Guinea, Aru Islands in the province of Maluku, Papuan Islands (Eastern Indonesia)

Desmarest’s Golden-headed Parrot is also known as Large Fig Parrot, Desmarest’s Lory or Desmarest’s Fig Parrots (Psittaculirostris desmarestii) – Range: Papua New Guinea

Double-eyed Fig Parrot (Cyclopsitta diophthalma)

Duchess Lorikeet (Charmosyna margarethae) aka Lori De Margaret, Lori De Marguerite, or Lori De Margarita – Range: Papua New Guinea

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    Dusky Lory (Pseudeos fuscata or Pseudeos fuscatais) – also known as Banded Lory – Range: Papua New Guinea

    Dusky Lory

    Duybendode's Lory (Chalcopsitta duyvenbodeiis) – Range: North-western New Guinea, Western New Guinea, East Aitape Area, and the territory of New Guinea

    Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus)

    Eclectus Parrots

    Edward's Fig Parrot (P. edwardsii) – also known as Edwards’s Fig-parrot or Edwards’ Fig Parrot – Range: North-eastern New Guinea

    Emerald Lorikeets or Orange-billed Lorikeets (Neopsittacus pullicauda)

    Emerald Lorikeet

    Fairy Lorikeets (Charmosyna pulchella pulchella)

    Fergusson Island Lories (Lorius hypoinochrous devittatus) – Range: Trobriand and Woodlark Islands, Bismarck and D’Entrecastreaux Archipelagos, south-eastern New Guinea

    Fig-parrots

    Goldie's Lorikeet (Trichoglossus goldei)

    Great-billed Parrot (Tanygnathus megalorynchos) aka Moluccan Parrot or Island Parrot – Range: Islands of west New Guinea

    Great-billed Parrot

    Greater Alpine Lorikeets (Oreopsittacus arfaki arfaki)

    Greater Madarasz’s Parrot (Psittacella madaraszi major) – Range: Weyland Mountains and northern slopes Snow Mountains, Western New Guinea

    Green-streaked Lories (Chalcopsitta sintillata chloroptera) – Range: Southeast and Western New Guinea, Papua

    Hartert’s Fairy Lorikeets (Charmosyna pulchella rothschild) – Range: Western New Guinea

    Hartert’s Orange-fronted Hanging Parrot (Loriculus aurantiifrons meeki) – Range: Southeastern New Guinea

    Huon Emerald Lorikeets (Neopsittacus pullicauda sociales) – Range: Herzog Mountains and mountains of Huon Peninsula, New Guinea

    Huon Parrot (Psittacella madaraszi huonensis aka Psittacella modesta huonensis) – Range: Huon Peninsula in Papua New Guinea

    Josephine lories

    (Lorius lory jobiensis)

    Josephine’s Lorikeets (Charmosyna josefinae) – Range: Papua New Guinea

    Lilac-collared Parrot (G. s. buergersi) – Range: New Guinea: Western New Guinea, south-eastern Papua

    Lorentz’s Painted Tiger Parrots (Psittacella picta lorentzi) – Range: Snow Mountains, Western New Guinea

    Madarasz’s Parrots (Psittacella madaraszi madaraszi) – Range: Mountains of south-eastern New Guinea

    Mamberiok Black Lories (Chalcopsitta atra spectabilis) – Range: North-western New Guinea

    Massena's or Coconut Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus massen) – Range: Eastern New Guinea

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      Mayr’s Painted Tiger Parrots (Psittacella b. excelsa) – Range: Mountains of Central Highlands of New Guinea

      Meek’s Lorikeet (Charmosyna meeki) – Range: Papua New

      Meyer’s Black-capped Lories (Lorius l. salvadorii) – Range: Northern New Guinea from Aitape area to Astrolabe Bay

      Modest Parrots (modesta) – Range: Snow Mountains, Western New Guinea, Central Papua New Guinea

      Mount Goliath Lorikeet (Charmosyna p. goliathina) – Range: Mountains of central New Guinea

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        Musschenbroek’s Lorikeets (Yellow-billed Lorikeets) (Neopsittacus musschenbroekii)

        Neumann’s Brown Lories aka Neumann’s Duyvenbode’s Lories (Chalcopsitta duivenbodei syringanuchalis) – Range: North-eastern New-Guinea from Aitape Area, East to Astrolabe Bay

        Orange-breasted Emerald Lorikeets (Neopsittacus pullicauda alpinus) – Range: Snow Mountains in West Irian east to head of Fly River, New Guinea

        Orange-breasted Fig Parrots (Cyclopsitta gulielmiterti gulielmiterti) – Range: Salawati in Western Papuan Islands, Western Vogelkop, Western New Guinea

        Orange-fronted Hanging-parrot (Loriculus aurantiifrons) – Range: Papua New Guinea.

        Orange Lorikeets or Emerald Lorikeets (Neopsittacus pullicauda)

        Painted Tiger-parrot (Psittacella picta) – Range: Papua New Guinea

        Pale-headed Lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus caeruleiceps) – Range: Southern New Guinea in southern Trans-Fly region and lower Fly River

        Paler Brehm’s Parrots (Psittacella brehmii pallida) – Range: Schrader Mountains, Hindenburg Mountains east to mountains of southeast New Guinea

        Palm Cockatoos (Probosciger aterrimus aterrimus – Range: Misool Western Papuan Island in Western New Guinea, Southern New Guinea

        Palm Cockatoo

        Stella's Lorikeet (Charmosyna papou papou) – Range: New Guinea / mountains of Vogelkop Peninsular, Irian Jaya, Indonesia

        Pesquet’s Parrot (Psittrichas fulgidus) aka Vulturine Parrot

        Pesquet's Parrot, or Vulturine Parrot

        Green-naped / Rainbow Lorikeet (Green Naped) aka Green Naped Lories / Lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus haematodus)

        Pleasing Lorikeets (Charmosyna placentis placentis) – Range: Southern New Guinea east to upper reaches of Purari River, Papua-New Guinea

        Purple-bellied Lories (Lorius hypoinochrous) or Louisiade Lories

        Pygmy Lorikeet (Charmosyna wilhelminae) – also known as Wilhemina’s Lorikeet – Range: South-east New Guinea, Western New Guinea

        Pygmy Parrots (Micropsittinae)

        Red-fronted Lories or Carmine-fronted Lories (Chalcopsitta sintilla rubrifrons)

        Salvadory Black-capped Lories (Psittaculirostris salvadori)

        Rajah Lories (Chalcopsitta atra insignis)

        Red-flanked or Pleasing Lorikeet

        Red-cheeked Parrots (Geoffroyus geoffroyi geoffroyi) – Range: Papua New Guinea

        Red-flanked Lorikeets (Charmosyna placentis placentis) – Range: Southern New Guinea east to upper reaches of Purari River, Papua-New Guinea

        Red-rumped or Red-spotted Lorikeets (Charmosyna rubronotata rubronotata) – Range: Northwest New Guinea

        Red-rumped Lorikeet o Red-spotted Lorikeet

        Red-sided Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus polychloros aka Lorius roratus polychloros)

        New Guinea Female

        Red-winged Parrots (Aprosmictus erythropterus) aka red-shouldered parrots / parakeets, blood-winged and crimson-winged parrots / parakeets – Range: Southern New Guinea

        Red-winged Parrot

        Rosenberg's Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus rosenbergi) – Range: Islands off north coast of New Guinea

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          Salvadori’s Green-winged King Parrots (Alisterus chloropterus callopterus) – Range: Central New Guinea, Western New Guinea

          Sclater’s Red-flanked Lorikeets (Charmosyna placentis subplacens) – Range: Eastern and northern New Guinea

          Sepik Lorikeets (Charmosyna josefinae sepikiana) – Range: Western Papua New Guinea

          Snow Mountains Modest Parrot (Psittacella modesta collaris) – Range: Snow Mountains, Western New Guinea

          Solomon Island Red-flanked Lorikeets (Charmosyna placentis pallidior) – Range: Eastern and northern New Guinea

          Somu Lories (Lorius l. somu) – Range: Southern New Guinea from Karimui Basin to Ok Tedi area

          Southern Alpine Lorikeets (Oreopsittacus arfaki grandis) – Range: Southeast New Guinea west to Huon peninsula and Sepik Region

          Stella’s Lorikeets (Charmosyna papou stellae)

          Southern Green-naped Lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus micropteryx) – Range: Eastern New Guinea; islands of Manam, Bagabag and Misima

          Southern Musschenbroek’s Lorikeets (Neopsittacus musschenbroekii major) – Range: Mountains of South-eastern New Guinea to Southern Papua

          Sulphur Crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) – Range: Papua New Guinea

          Striated Lorikeets (Charmosyna multistriata) – Range: Western New Guinea

          Striated Lorikeet

          Sulphur Crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) – Range: Papua New Guinea

          Triton Cockatoo / White Black-billed Cockatoos (Cacatua galerita triton aka Cacatua triton) – Range: Western Papua Islands, Western New Guinea, New Guinea, Geelvink Bay, other Islands Around Indonesia

          Triton Cockatoo

          Victoria Lories or Southern Alpine Lorikeets (Oreopsittacus arfaki arfaki)

          Violet-necked Lories (Eos squamata)

          Wahne’s Lorikeets (Charmosyna p. wahnesi) – Range: Mountains of Huon Peninsular and Adelbert Mountains, Papua New Guinea

          Western Golden-headed Fig-Parrots (Psittaculirostris desmarestii occidentalis)

          Western Golden-headed Fig Parrots

          Western Musschenbroek’s Lorikeets (Neopsittacus musschenbroekii medius) – Range: Snow Mountains, Western New Guinea

          Wilhelmina’s Lorikeets (Charmosyna wilhelminae)

          Whiskered Lorikeets (Oreopsittacus arfaki arfaki)

          Whiskered Lorikeets aka Arfak Alpine Lorikeets

          Yellow-streaked Lories (Chalcopsitta sintilla sintilla) – Range: New Guinea

          White-naped Lory (Lorius albidinucha) aka Lori À Nuque Blanche or Lori Nuquiblanco – Range: Papua New Guinea

          Yellow-billed Lorikeets (Neopsittacus musschenbroekii)

          Yellow-streaked Lorikeets or Striated Lorikeets (Charmosyna multistriata) – Range: Western New Guinea

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