Mindanao Lorikeet - Trichoglossus Johnstoniae - Near Threatened
The Mindanao lorikeet or Mount Apo lorikeet (Trichoglossus johnstoniae) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. There are two very similar subspecies, which are both endemic to Mindanao, Philippines.
Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Description: The Mindanao lorikeet is about 20 cm (8 in) long. It is mainly green with yellow transverse striations on its front. Its face is red and there is a dark purple band around its head. There is extensive yellow areas on the lower surface of its wings. Its legs are greenish-grey. The beak is orange, the eye-ring is dark grey, the irises are red. Male and female are identical in external appearance. Juveniles have less red on their faces and the purple headband is replaced with a brownish area behind the eye, their eye-rings are pale grey, their irises are brown, and the beak is dark brown. Eats Butterflies, seeds and small insects like spiders.
Subspecies: There are two poorly differentiated subspecies.
Trichoglossus j. johnstoniae - central and southeast Mindanao
Trichoglossus j. pistra - western Mindanao
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