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Chattering Lory

Chattering lory
Lorius garrulus-20070107.jpg
At Jurong Bird Park
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Lorius
Species: L. garrulus
Binomial name
Lorius garrulus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The chattering lory (Lorius garrulus) is a forest-dwelling parrot endemic to North Maluku, Indonesia. It is considered vulnerable, the main threat being from trapping for the cage-bird trade.

The race L. g. flavopalliatus is known as the yellow-backed lory.

Taxonomy

The species Lorius garrulus contains three subspecies:[2]

  • L. g. flavopalliatus - Salvadori 1877: Yellow-backed lory, found on Kasiruta, Bacan, Obi and Mandiole Islands
  • L. g. garrulus - (Linnaeus, 1758): nominate, found on Halmahera, Widi and Ternate Islands
  • L. g. morotaianus - (van Bemmel, 1940): found on Morotai and Rau Islands

Description

The chattering lory is 30 cm (12 in) long. It is mostly red with an all-red head and an orange beak. The eyerings are grey and the irises are orange-red. The wings are mainly green and the angle of the wing is yellow. Its thighs are green. The tail is tipped with dark green. It has dark grey legs. It may or may not have a yellow area on its back depending on the subspecies.[3]

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