French: Lori de Stephen German: Hendersonlori Spanish: Lori de Stephen
Other common names: Stephen's Lorikeet
Calliptilus ? stepheni
Henderson I, in the Pitcairn Group (E Polynesia).
19 cm; 42–55 g. Similar to V. kuhlii but lacks purplish-blue nape and has broken green breastband, less bright rump and longer, wedge-shaped all-yellowish tail... read more
Commonest call is a fast trisyllabic (or modulated) “tsililit” given when perched. In flight, a... read more
Native forest, which covers the island.
Food and feeding
A variety of food types, including nectar, pollen, fruit and insect larvae, from canopy level in coconut palms to ground-level shrubs,... read more
No information except specimens with developing gonads collected in Apr, and a female had an enlarged ovary in May.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Numbers were estimated in 1987 at 720–1820 birds and in 1992 at 2400 birds. Population... read more
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