Family Parrots (Psittacidae)

Least Concern

Yellow-streaked Lory (Chalcopsitta scintillata)


Taxonomy

French: Lori flamméché German: Schimmerlori Spanish: Lori chispeado
Taxonomy:

Psittacus sintillatus

[sic] Temminck

, 1835,

Lobo Bay, New Guinea

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Specific name emended on basis of internal evidence (corrected Latin; ending modified for gender agreement). Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • C. s. rubrifrons G. R. Gray, 1858 – Aru Is.
  • C. s. scintillata (Temminck, 1835) – SW & SC New Guinea from Triton Bay E to Fly R.
  • C. s. chloroptera Salvadori, 1876 – SC & SE New Guinea E from Fly R.
  • Descriptive notes

    31 cm; 180–245 g. Generally green; bill, skin at base of bill and bare orbital skin black; lores, forehead to mid-crown red, bordered blackish in indistinct patch from... read more

    Voice

    Not well documented. Calls include rather high-pitched short screeches and piercing metallic notes... read more

    Habitat

    Lowland savanna and forest, disturbed lower montane forest, secondary growth, sago swamps and... read more

    Food and feeding

    Nectar or pollen of Syzygium (without damaging flowers), nectar of Brassaia actinophylla, sago palms and Schefflera... read more

    Breeding

    Apr and Sept; well-grown fledglings in Feb; male with partly developed gonads in Jul. Nest recorded in hollow 24 m up in tree. Clutch size... read more

    Movements

    No information, but given occupation of savanna, and occurrence in flocks, there may be some... read more

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. CITES II. Common, often in flocks of up to 30; at one site in SE New Guinea density estimated at 20 birds/km².

    Recommended citation

    Collar, N., Kirwan, G.M. & Boesman, P. (2018). Yellow-streaked Lory (Chalcopsitta scintillata). 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/54430 on 23 June 2018).