French: Lori des palmiers German: Palmenlori Spanish: Lori palmero
J. F. Gmelin, 1788,
Tanna Island, Vanuatu.
Forms a species-group with C. rubrigularis, C. meeki and C. toxopei. Monotypic.
15–17 cm. Green, with rather small red patch around bill from lores to chin; mantle washed pale brown; underwing-coverts greyish green; tail tipped yellow; bill and... read more
Commonest vocalization a high-pitched short “tseet”. When perched, also utters a high-pitched... read more
Montane and lowland forest, but seemingly intolerant of disturbed areas at lower levels.
Food and feeding
Nectar and pollen of various trees, palms, lianas and shrubs, notably from flowers of sago palms (Metroxylon rumphii) and ... read more
One nest on Vanuatu in Dec, was in hollow limb of tree c. 6 m up, in cloud forest (at 1600 m), with two half-grown young.
Apparently nomadic, travelling widely between feeding areas and appearing unpredictably in coastal... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. Previously considered Near Threatened. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Commoner in hills above 1000 m than in lowlands.
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