French: Lori de Kuhl German: Rubinlori Spanish: Lori de Rimatara
Other common names:
“Toohooteterooha Island, 1 day’s sail from Otaheite [Tahiti]”
Rimatara, in Tubuai Is (French Polynesia).
19 cm. Bill orange; crown above line through eye green and nape purplish blue, all with slightly elongate feathers; underparts red; thighs purple; mantle green shading darker... read more
Calls include high-pitched shrill notes, typically modulated, such as “tsi-eet” or “tsee-u-eet”.... read more
On Rimatara birds appear to favour the mixed horticultural belt (61% of the population in 32% of... read more
Food and feeding
On Rimatara 12 recorded foodplants (flowers) in Aug, in descending order of importance, were: Inga ynga, Casuarina... read more
Jan–Apr. Nests in coconut palms, once reportedly in the rotten trunk of a Pandanus. In captivity: 2 eggs; nestling period c... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. This species was almost certainly introduced to Tabuaeran and Teraina, and is known to have been to... read more
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