French: Loriquet iris German: Irislori Spanish: Lori iris
Subspecies and Distribution
P. i. iris
(Temminck, 1835) – W Timor.
P. i. rubripileum
(Salvadori, 1891) – E Timor.
P. i. wetterensis
(Hellmayr, 1912) – Wetar.
20–22 cm. Bill orange red; crown red shading to blue-edged purple on hindcrown, bordered yellow on nape and green on upper mantle; broad patch behind eye purplish; rest... read more
Not well documented. Calls include a strident “shreet!” and a more subdued lower-pitched “tchrut”.... read more
Primary and tall secondary monsoon forest, hill and lower montane forest and woodland, from sea-... read more
Food and feeding
Visits flowering trees including Sesbania. Recorded on Wetar feeding in Eucalyptus alba and in tamarinds.
No information from wild. In captivity: 2 eggs; incubation lasting 23 days; nestling period 67 days.
No information, but predicted to wander in search of flowering trees.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, and previously, Vulnerable. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Judged the least... read more
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