French: Lori à bandeau rouge German: Moschuslori Spanish: Lori almizclero
New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
G. c. concinna
(Shaw, 1791) – E & SE Australia from SE Queensland S to Victoria, thence W to SE South Australia, including Kangaroo I.
G. c. didimus
Mathews, 1915 – Tasmania.
22 cm; 52–65 g. Bill blackish tipped orange; forecrown and ear-coverts red, with light blue streaking below eye; mid-crown dull blue shading to green on hindcrown and... read more
Commonest call a shrill rolling screech “krree” or “kirree”, given both in flight and from perch.... read more
Wooded country, preferring more open habitats such as eucalypt woodland, riparian growth and... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar, pollen and blossoms, especially of eucalypts, flowers, young shoots and buds of Callistemon citrinus, Grevillea... read more
Aug–Jan. Nest in hollow limb or hole in tree, usually high in a living eucalypt near water. Eggs usually only 2; in captivity,... read more
Nomadic. Birds move about in response to flowering of trees, but apparently in a more predictable... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Very common throughout mainland Australian range except in alpine region.
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