French: Lori sombre German: Weißbürzellori Spanish: Lori sombrío
Manokwari, New Guinea
New Guinea throughout, except for highest areas; also islands of Yapen (in Geelvink Bay) and Salawati (in W Papuan Is).
25 cm; 117–192 g. Variable, with yellow and orange morphs. Generally dusky brown, with feathers of cheeks, hindneck and upper breast edged yellow; bill orange with... read more
Commonest call a rather high-pitched shrill “kreet!”. When perched, repertoire more extensive... read more
Hill rain forest and edge, secondary growth, partially cleared areas, groves and suburban parks,... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar and perhaps pollen of Elaeocarpus sphaericus, Schefflera, Sloanea, Pittosporum ramiflorum,... read more
Nov–Apr in E Highlands, though breeding condition male taken there in Aug; Jul in Irian Jaya. Nest in hole high in tall montane tree... read more
Nomadic, with displacements occurring in response to periods of high or low flowering. However,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Common and highly gregarious, sometimes forming roosts of several thousand birds; in one area of SE New Guinea density estimated at 30... read more
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