French: Lori noira German: Prachtlori Spanish: Lori gárrulo
Other common names: Yellow-backed Lory (flavopalliatus)
Forms a species-group with L. domicella, L. lory and L. hypoinochrous. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
L. g. morotaianus
(van Bemmel, 1940) – Morotai and Rau, in N Moluccas.
L. g. garrulus
(Linnaeus, 1758) – Halmahera and Widi Is.
L. g. flavopalliatus
Salvadori, 1877 – Kasiruta, Bacan, Obilatu and Obi.
30 cm. Mainly red, mantle sometimes with traces of yellow spotting; bill orange, basally dark; thighs and wings dull green; bend of wing and underwing-coverts yellow; broad... read more
Repertoire quite extensive. Several very nasal calls such as “nyeeeh” or a triple-noted “nyeh…ne-... read more
Chiefly canopy of primary lowland and hill forest and edges, logged forest and mature secondary... read more
Food and feeding
Almost no information; nectar from various flowering trees, including coconut palms.
Jun–Nov or beyond. Nest in hole typically in swelling on main trunk 20–25 m up in 30–35 m high tree; also in dead trees... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Population estimates for 1991 were: nominate garrulus 31,220–220,009; ... read more
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