French: Lori écaillé German: Kapuzenlori Spanish: Lori escamoso
Subspecies and Distribution
E. s. riciniata
(Bechstein, 1811) – N Moluccas from Morotai S to Damar, including Widi Is.
E. s. obiensis
Rothschild, 1899 – Bisa and Obi, in N Moluccas.
E. s. squamata
(Boddaert, 1783) – Gebe (E of Halmahera) and W Papuan Is (Waigeo, Batanta, Kofiau, Misool).
27 cm. Red; bill orange; collar violet-blue, broad in some birds, absent in others; belly to undertail-coverts dark purplish blue; scapulars purple tipped black; greater wing... read more
Repertoire quite extensive. In flight, utters a disyllabic “ksi-leet!” or similar. When perched,... read more
Lowland forest and forest edge, mangroves, disturbed forest and scrubby secondary growth adjacent... read more
Food and feeding
Flowering sago palm Metroxylon, unripe figs (Ficus), nectar of Erythrina flowers.
No information from wild. In captivity: two eggs; incubation c. 27 days; nestling period c. 80 days.
Daily movements between main islands and small offshore islets noted; also noted to form large... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. A range of 70,700–435,080 birds was estimated for the population of the N Moluccas... read more
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