French: Lori flamméché German: Schimmerlori Spanish: Lori chispeado
Lobo Bay, New Guinea
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.
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
Not well documented. Calls include rather high-pitched short screeches and piercing metallic notes... read more
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
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
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.
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