French: Lori cardinal German: Kardinallori Spanish: Lori cardenal
G. R. Gray, 1849,
Islands E of New Ireland S through Solomons to Makira (San Cristobal).
30–31 cm; 173–215 g. Bright red, darker on back and wings; bill reddish orange, dark at base; bare orbital skin dark; underparts lightly edged yellowish, giving... read more
Commonest call a rather high-pitched and rising “tsleet!” or a more buzzy “tzeet!”. When perched,... read more
Mangroves, lowland forest, secondary growth, coconut groves, wherever trees are flowering, lowlands... read more
Food and feeding
Blossoms of Cocos nucifera in gardens and of Elaeocarpus and Syzygium in primary forest, seemingly preferring... read more
Copulation in Aug, and display in Sept. Only nest reported, Aug, was in hollow, metre-long, near-vertical branch stump near base of 10 m... read more
Birds readily move between islands to feed and roost.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Abundant on Kolombangara, Ghizo, New Georgia, Guadalcanal, Isabel,... read more
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