French: Loriquet vert German: Schuppenlori Spanish: Lori escuamiverde
New South Wales, Australia
E Australia. Population near Melbourne derived from escapes.
23 cm; 70–89 g. Generally green; bill orange-red; breast and belly green heavily barred yellow; underside of wings largely red. Immature has dusky brown bill.
Utters a variety of sharp squeaky screeches, sounding quite hoarse and lacking any rolling tonal... read more
Lowland wooded areas, flowering heathlands, Melaleuca swamps, urban parks and gardens,... read more
Food and feeding
At least 25 species of plant recorded in diet, 99% consisting of flowers. Those of Eucalyptus are main food, but other important... read more
May–Feb, in N of range apparently related to rainfall; Aug in Victoria. Unlined nest in hollow limb or hole high in tree. Eggs 2,... read more
Nomadic in response to flowering events, although in centre of range some birds seem to be present... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Common in C of range in SE Queensland and NE New South Wales, where large flocks occur; at N and S edges of range progressively rarer.
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