French: Lori à couronne pourpre German: Blauscheitellori Spanish: Lori coronipúrpura
SW to SE Australia, including Kangaroo I, with vagrant flocks recorded as far N as SE Queensland.
15 cm; 37–50 g. Bill black; frontal band and lores fiery red; crown deep purple; upper cheek to nape light green, except ear-coverts orange-yellow; chin and lower cheek... read more
Commonest call a high-pitched, shrill but rather buzzy “tzip!” or “zeep!”. When feeding, repertoire... read more
Lightly wooded inland country, notably dry mallee areas and open savanna, but also heavy ... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar and pollen from blossoms of various Eucalyptus (at least 13 species identified), Melaleuca and Myoporum... read more
Aug–Dec. Nest in hollow limb or hole in tree, usually a living or dead eucalypt near water. Often loosely colonial. Eggs 3–4;... read more
Partly nomadic, some birds seemingly sedentary but others forming large flocks, and in Victoria (... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Common in most of range, becoming less frequent in Victoria; however, a substantial chronic decline in numbers documented in SW Australia. read more
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