French: Lori de Meek German: Salomonenlori Spanish: Lori de Meek
Rothschild and E. J. O. Hartert
Kolombangara, Solomon Islands
Elevated parts of Solomon Is S from Bougainville, including Kolombangara, Santa Isabel and Guadalcanal, and also New Georgia and Malaita (but no recent reports here); recorded once on Makira (San Cristobal)#R.
16 cm; 21–32 g. Green, bright below, duller olive on wings and tail; bill and legs orange; crown faintly tinged greyish; ear-coverts and sides of neck show light green... read more
Commonest call a thin high-pitched “tseek”, given singly or in loose series. When feeding a quieter... read more
Canopy of foothill and montane mist forest, 300–1500 m, even extending into stunted cloud... read more
Food and feeding
Blossoms of Syzygium, Metrosideros, Mearnsia and coconuts recorded; also soft fruit and berries.
Only nest known, containing small young, was in a large clump of moss on tree trunk 6 m above ground in stunted moss forest at 1550 m on... read more
Described as rather nomadic on Bougainville; possibly so at higher altitudes on all islands.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. On summit of Kolombangara, one of three most... read more
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