French: Lori à joues bleues German: Schwarzschulterlori Spanish: Lori alinegro
Numfor, New Guinea.
Islands in N Geelvink Bay (Manim, Numfor, Biak, Num), in NW New Guinea.
30 cm; 120 g. Generally red; bill orange; purplish-blue patch around eye extending through ear-coverts to sides of neck; upperwing-coverts, scapulars and back black;... read more
Utters mostly squeaky shrieks such as “skeet!” or “kleet!”. Also similar-sounding disyllabic notes... read more
Birds feed in inland forest up to 460 m and roost in coconut plantations and coastal forest.
Food and feeding
Recorded feeding in flowering trees.
Courtship and nest prospection observed Jun–Jul. In captivity: two eggs; incubation lasting 26 days; nestling period 75–87 days.
Birds are reported to be highly nomadic, but this is perhaps on a short-term basis without seasonal... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Status on Numfor and Manim unknown but likely to be very poor owing to the almost total clearance... read more
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