Leaf Lorikeet (Flores Lorikeet) - Trichoglossus Weberi - Near Threatened
The leaf lorikeet (Trichoglossus weberi), also known as the Flores lorikeet or Weber's lorikeet, is a species of parrot that is endemic to the Indonesian island of Flores. It was previously considered a subspecies of the rainbow lorikeet, but following a review in 1997, it is increasingly treated as a separate species.
Description: Unlike all other members of the rainbow lorikeet group, the leaf lorikeet has an overall green plumage, with only a paler lime green chest and collar. With a total length of approximately 23 cm (9 in), it is the smallest member of the rainbow lorikeet group.
Habitat: It inhabits the edge of primary forest, secondary forest, woodland and plantations at altitudes up to 1,400 m (4,600 ft). It remains fairly common, but its relatively small distribution could give cause for future concern.
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