coconut lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)
A digital image of Trichoglossus moluccanus, by the esteemed scientific illustrator Ferdinand Bauer.
Date circa 1795
Source The entire series of volumes has been digitally scanned and are available at the Bodley Library, this illustration was found here.
Author Ferdinand Bauer
The coconut lorikeet is a parrot in the family Psittaculidae. Seven species now recognised were once lumped together under Trichoglossus haematodus. It looks similar to the rainbow lorikeet except it has a mainly dark blue breast. Trichoglossus haematodus is found in eastern Indonesia, on Buru, Seram, Misool, Waigeo, Numfoor, Yapen and the Aru Islands, in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea on New Guinea, in the Bismarck Archipelago, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.