Biak Lorikeet - Trichoglossus Rosenbergii - Vulnerable
The Biak lorikeet (Trichoglossus rosenbergii), also known as Rosenberg's lorikeet, is a parrot in the family Psittaculidae. Formerly lumped in with Trichoglossus haematodus, it is endemic to the twin islands of Biak and Superiori in the Papua province of Indonesia.
Habitat: As a newly separated species, specific information is a little scarce. It's assumed to be similar to other Trichoglossus parakeets in preferring lowland forest including secondary growth and plantations.
Threats: On Biak, forest is under heavy pressure from logging and subsistence farming. Trapping for trade does occur, but how much that affects the species is uncertain.
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