French: Lori tricolore German: Frauenlori Spanish: Lori tricolor
East Indies = north-western New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
L. l. lory
(Linnaeus, 1758) – W Papuan Is (Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, Misool) and Vogelkop Peninsula, in NW New Guinea.
L. l. cyanauchen
(S. Müller, 1841) – Biak I, in N Geelvink Bay (NW New Guinea).
L. l. jobiensis
(A. B. Meyer, 1874) – Yapen I and Mios Num I, in NC Geelvink Bay.
L. l. viridicrissalis
de Beaufort, 1909 – N New Guinea from Mamberamo R to Yos Sudarso Bay (on C part of N coast).
L. l. salvadorii
A. B. Meyer, 1891 – NE New Guinea from Aitape area to Astrolabe Bay.
L. l. erythrothorax
Salvadori, 1877 – from W New Guinea (Bomberai Peninsula) E throughout S half of the island (except where replaced by somu), and E from Huon Peninsula, to SE lowlands.
L. l. somu
(Diamond, 1967) – SC New Guinea, on S side of mountain ranges, between Fly R and Purari R.
29–33 cm; 163–260 g. Bill orange, cere black; crown above line through eye purplish black; rest of head and throat red, shading to pink on narrow hindneck collar... read more
Quite vocal and has extensive repertoire of piercing or shrill whistles and screeches. Different... read more
Lowland and hill forest, freshwater swamp and dryland forest, uncommon above 1000 m and very rarely... read more
Food and feeding
Syzygium, Freycinetia, Schefflera and other flowers for their pollen and nectar, also fruits and small insects. read more
May–Jul, but with nest excavation in dead tree at edge of native garden in Oct. No further information from wild. In captivity: two... read more
Relatively sedentary, although substantial movements at dawn and dusk.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Generally a common though not abundant bird throughout its range, with 40 birds/km² estimated in on area of SE New Guinea.
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