French: Lori fringillaire German: Blaukäppchen Spanish: Lori de Samoa
J. F. Gmelin
Sandwich Islands; error = Samoa Islands
Wallis and Futuna Is, E Fiji (S Lau Archipelago), Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga and Niue.
19 cm; 47–52 g. Orange bill, grass-green forehead backed by pale bright purplish-blue mid- to hindcrown with slightly elongate feathers; patch from lores and below eye... read more
Commonest vocalization a rather pure, high-pitched whistle, “seee!”, drawn-out and either even-... read more
Forest, scrub, gardens and plantations, wherever flowering trees are present; commoner or more... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar, pollen and soft fruit, with a preference for coconut, mango, Erythrina, Elaeocarpus angustifolius and ... read more
Possibly throughout year as records are for Mar, Jun, Aug & Dec (nestlings). Nest a hole in a tree, once a Hibiscus; records... read more
Birds are highly mobile, moving about within islands in search of foods as they become available,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Common throughout much of range, including Lau Archipelago, Samoa and Futuna, with... read more
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