French: Lori à masque rouge German: Zwergmoschuslori Spanish: Lori carirrojo
New South Wales, Australia
E & SE Australia; irregular in South Australia except in extreme SE, and vagrant in Tasmania.
15 cm; 34–53 g. Generally green, more yellowish below; black bill; front of head around bill, from forehead through eye to chin, red; pale green streaking on ear-... read more
Commonest call a high-pitched lisping “tslit!”, significantly higher-pitched than that of G.... read more
Canopy of trees in open wooded country, particularly in riparian stands of E. camaldulensis... read more
Food and feeding
Pollen, nectar, blossoms of Eucalyptus (in winter E. sideroxylon and E. leucoxylon), Melaleuca and ... read more
Jun–Jan, as early as May in N. Nest in hollow limb or hole in tree, usually a living eucalypt near water, 7–12 m up. Eggs 3... read more
Nomadic, following flowering events in different areas.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Common to abundant in centre of range in S Queensland and New South Wales, becoming moderately common to uncommon at the extremities. Of... read more
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