Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Near Threatened

Mindanao Lorikeet (Trichoglossus johnstoniae)


Taxonomy

French: Loriquet de Johnstone German: Mindanaolori Spanish: Lori de Mindanao
Taxonomy:

Trichoglossus johnstoniæ

E. J. O. Hartert

, 1903,

Mount Apo, 8000 feet (c. 2400 m), Mindanao, Philippines

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Occasionally placed in genus Psitteuteles. Member of the putative T. chlorolepidotus species-group (see below). Population on Mt Malindang given subspecific name pistra, but character differences slight and intermediate birds now known from intervening areas. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Montane areas of W, C & S Mindanao, in SE Philippines.

Descriptive notes

20 cm; 48–62 g. Bill reddish orange; front of head from forecrown to chin and anterior ear-coverts red, scaled yellow, shading to green scaled yellow on rest of crown... read more

Voice

Not well documented. Commonest calls a rasping “chrek-chrek” and a disyllabic, more piercing “cheee... read more

Habitat

Montane forest and forest edge above 1000 m, with daily altitudinal movement, roosting in lower... read more

Food and feeding

Seen taking nectar from trees with scarlet blossoms; nothing else recorded.

Breeding

Breeding condition birds indicate Mar–May. In captivity: apparently two eggs, size 22–22·1 mm × 19–19... read more

Movements

Seasonal or nomadic displacements in search of food unrecorded, but each evening birds make... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, and previously, Vulnerable. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Recent fieldwork... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N., Kirwan, G.M. & Boesman, P. (2018). Mindanao Lorikeet (Trichoglossus johnstoniae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/54443 on 24 September 2018).