French: Lori à ventre violet German: Schwarzsteißlori Spanish: Lori ventrivinoso
G. R. Gray
Louisiade Archipelago = Sudest (Tagula) Island
Subspecies and Distribution
L. h. devittatus
E. J. O. Hartert, 1898 – Bismarck Archipelago, SE New Guinea (E from Huon Bay), Trobriand Is, D’Entrecasteaux Archipelago and Woodlark I.
L. h. hypoinochrous
G. R. Gray, 1859 – Misima I and Tagula I (C Louisiade Archipelago).
L. h. rosselianus
Rothschild & E. J. O. Hartert, 1918 – Rossel I (E Louisiade Archipelago).
26–27 cm; 137–240 g. Similar to L. lory somu but with cere white, no black on belly, tail distally deep blue-green. Immature has brownish bill. Race ... read more
Voice quite distinctive, a harsh grating nasal note given at intervals, with only slight variations... read more
Coconuts apparently favoured, but also makes full use of original rain forest, mangroves, forest... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit of the characteristic savanna tree Antidesma gaisambulla, flowers of Plerandra, blossoms or very tiny fruits of... read more
Reputedly mid-year, with nest placed high in huge tree.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Common to abundant throughout its range.
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