French: Lori des Fidji German: Einsiedlerlori Spanish: Lori solitario
Other common names: Collared Lorikeet
Fiji, except S Lau Archipelago.
20 cm; 71–92 g. Bill orange; crown above line through eye glossy purplish black, bordered on nape by elongated bright yellowish-green feathers; back, wings and tail... read more
Calls include several chittering notes such as “tzreet”, given both from perch and in flight, and a... read more
Forested areas up to 1200 m or more, being plentiful in wetter windward areas, less so in leeward... read more
Food and feeding
Blossoms of coconut palms, Erythrina indica and Spathodea campanulata; also fruits of cultivated mango (Mangifera... read more
Jul, Nov–Dec. Nest in hole in tree or stump, sometimes in rotting coconut still attached to tree. Eggs two; in captivity, incubation... read more
Seasonal movements reported in some areas, in response to annual availability of food, e.g. birds... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Common in forests and wetter areas on Viti Levu and Vanua Levu; also common on 10 km... read more
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