Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Least Concern

Collared Lory (Phigys solitarius)


French: Lori des Fidji German: Einsiedlerlori Spanish: Lori solitario
Other common names: Collared Lorikeet

Psittacus solitarius


, 1800,

Fiji Islands




Fiji, except S Lau Archipelago.

Descriptive notes

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

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Boesman, P. (2018). Collared Lory (Phigys solitarius). 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 25 March 2018).