blue lorikeet (Vini peruviana)
English: An adult Blue Lorikeet (Vini peruviana).
La Perruche Arimanon
Source Histoire naturelle des perroquets Volume 1 by Francois Levaillant
Author Jacques Barraband (1767–1809)
The blue lorikeet (Vini peruviana) is a small lorikeet from French Polynesia and the Cook Islands. It is also known as the Tahiti lorikeet, violet lorikeet, Tahitian lory, blue lory, nunbird, and the indigo lory. It was formerly found on 23 islands around Tahiti, but now restricted to perhaps eight islands: Motu, Manuae, Tikehau, Rangiroa, Aratua, Kaukura, Apataki, Aitutaki, and possibly Harvey Island and Manihi.