Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Near Threatened

Blue-streaked Lory (Eos reticulata)


French: Lori réticulé German: Strichellori Spanish: Lori de las Tanimbar

Psittacus reticulatus

S. Müller

, 1841,





Tanimbar Is (mostly Yamdena, also Larat), in E Lesser Sundas. Probably introduced to Damar and maybe Babar (also in E Lesser Sundas), where uncommon#R#R, and to Kai Is (in SE Moluccas), where only two recent records#R.

Descriptive notes

31 cm. Similar to E. cyanogenia but broad blue stripe back from eye joins blue-streaked mantle; wing-coverts are red heavily edged black, primaries almost all black... read more


In flight, a shrill “kreet!” or “kchi-reet!”. When perched, repertoire more extensive including a... read more


Primary forest inland, but apparently commoner in coastal secondary forest, plantations and... read more

Food and feeding

No information; visits coconut plantations and sago palms.


No information from wild. In captivity: two eggs; nestling period lasting as long as 12 weeks.


No information.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. CITES II. Currently considered Near Threatened. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Locally abundant, especially along coast, but... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Boesman, P. (2019). Blue-streaked Lory (Eos reticulata). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 14 December 2019).