Matomo-Image-Tracker Psittaciformes - Lorius - Chattering Lorikeet


Chattering Lorikeet - Lorius Garrulus - Vulnerable

The chattering lory (Lorius garrulus) is a forest-dwelling parrot endemic to North Maluku, Indonesia. It is considered vulnerable, the main threat being from trapping for the cage-bird trade.

The race L. g. flavopalliatus is known as the yellow-backed lory.

Subspecies: The species Lorius garrulus contains three subspecies

L. g. flavopalliatus : Yellow-backed lory, found on Kasiruta, Bacan, Obi and Mandiole Islands
L. g. garrulus : nominate species, found on Halmahera, Widi and Ternate Islands
L. g. morotaianus : found on Morotai and Rau Islands

Description: The chattering lory is 30 cm (12 in) long. It is mostly red with an all-red head and an orange beak. The eyerings are grey and the irises are orange-red. The wings are mainly green and the angle of the wing is yellow. Its thighs are green. The tail is tipped with dark green. It has dark grey legs. It may or may not have a yellow area on its back depending on the subspecies.

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