Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Near Threatened

Striated Lorikeet (Charmosyna multistriata)


French: Lori strié German: Streifenlori Spanish: Lori estriado

Charmosynopsis multistriata


, 1911,

upper Setekwa River, New Guinea




W & C New Guinea on S slopes of Central Ranges, from Snow Mts E to Crater Mountain (Chimbu Province of Papua New Guinea); known from few localities.

Descriptive notes

18 cm. Green, darker and plain above, paler and with fine yellow streaking below, this being lighter and somewhat whiter on face, becoming heavier and yellower on breast to... read more


Calls include a shrill, upslurred “stree-eek”, often repeated and given in flight (likened to some... read more


Foothill and lower montane forest, from lowlands at 80 m up to 1800 m.

Food and feeding

Flowers of canopy trees and epiphytes, including inflorescences of Dimorphanthera and Poikilospermum.


No information.


Possibly nomadic: birds in E of range appeared in mixed nectarivore flocks at peak of flowering... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. CITES II. Currently considered Near Threatened. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Little known and poorly recorded but, although... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Boesman, P. (2019). Striated Lorikeet (Charmosyna multistriata). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 13 December 2019).