Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Least Concern

Yellow-bibbed Lory (Lorius chlorocercus)


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

Lorius chlorocercus


, 1856,

San Cristobal, Solomon Islands




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


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


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.


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


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. (2019). 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 on 13 December 2019).