A small, long-tailed green parrot with a dark cheek patch and red in the tail. Males possess a red throat and flanks that are absent in females. Males show violet-blue cheeks that are streaked in females. Juveniles resemble females. Found in groups in forest, edges, plantations, mangroves, and varied wooded areas in lowlands and foothills. Male differs from Red-fronted Lorikeet in showing a red throat and extensive red flanks, and both sexes differ in lacking a red forecrown and showing red in the tail. Separated from Red-chinned Lorikeet by the dark ear patches in both sexes, and red flanks in male. Gives shrill, high-pitched screeches and chattering notes.