Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Least Concern

Yellow-bibbed Lory (Lorius chlorocercus)


Taxonomy

French: Lori à collier jaune German: Grünschwanzlori Spanish: Lori acollarado
Taxonomy:

Lorius chlorocercus

Gould

, 1856,

San Cristobal, Solomon Islands

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

E Solomon Is: Savo, Guadalcanal, Malaita, Makira (San Cristobal), Ulawa, Ugi, Santa Ana, Santa Catalina and Rennell#R.

Descriptive notes

28 cm; 153–225 g. Mainly red; bill orange; crown to nape above line through eye black; blackish markings on sides of neck linked by narrow yellow line across lower... read more

Voice

Quite vocal and has extensive repertoire, mainly comprising piercing whistles, more subdued and... read more

Habitat

Canopy of primary forest, second growth and sometimes coconut plantations, at all altitudes;... read more

Food and feeding

Pollen, nectar, fruits, small seeds and caterpillars recorded.

Breeding

No information except gonads undeveloped in Jun, Jul and Nov; egg size (in captivity) 29·7–30·3 mm × 23·9... read more

Movements

No information.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Generally fairly common, and the commonest large parrot on Guadalcanal... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N., Kirwan, G.M. & Boesman, P. (2018). Yellow-bibbed Lory (Lorius chlorocercus). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/54454 on 19 December 2018).