A handsome long-tailed green parrot with a purple head, a red bill, and a striking yellow chest and collar. In flight, note conspicuous yellow underwings. Juveniles have a brown bill and are duller in color. Pairs and small groups inhabit a variety of forest types in the lowlands of its limited range in the Lesser Sundas. Differs from Olive-headed Lorikeet in being a larger, lowland species with a dark purple-colored head. Regularly gives ear-splitting shrieks.