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Blue-fronted Lorikeet

 (Charmosyna toxopei)

Also known as: Buru Lorikeet

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Did You Know?

Small green lorikeets in forested areas are notoriously difficult to spot, making determination of species status uncertain.

Academic Research

Related publications: Charmosyna toxopei

Species Profile

Genus: Charmosyna | Species: toxopei

Size:

16cm (6.2 in)

Weight:

Not recorded.

Races including nominate:

one

Colour Adult:

Both adults yellow/green in colour; bright blue forecrown, lighter and less extensive in female; green/yellow chin and throat; underwing stripe yellow, more evident in female; green tail tipped with yellow, with orange/red bases of lateral feathers. Bill orange. Eye yellow/orange.

Colour Juvenile:

In general darker and duller in colour than adults; less yellow on chin and throat.

Call:

Calls are described as very shrill.

More Information:

Wikipedia
Handbook of the Birds of the World

Content Sources:

CITES
BirdLife International
A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006. 2010 edition
Vanished and Vanishing Parrots, Forshaw, 2017.
Parrots: Their Care and Breeding, Low, 1986.

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Illustration of Blue-fronted Lorikeet
© John G. Keulemans | Wikimedia Commons

Did You Know?

Small green lorikeets in forested areas are notoriously difficult to spot, making determination of species status uncertain.

Academic Research

Related publications: Charmosyna toxopei

Species Care

Captive Status:

Not found in captivity.

Longevity:

Not recorded.

Housing:

Not recorded.

Diet:

Not recorded.

Enrichment:

Not recorded.

Nest Box Size:

Not recorded.

Clutch Size:

Not recorded.

Incubation Time:

Not recorded.

Fledging Age:

Not recorded.

Hatch Weight:

Not recorded.

Peak Weight:

Not recorded.

Weaning Weight:

Not recorded.

Click photo to visit gallery

Illustration of Blue-fronted Lorikeet
© John G. Keulemans | Wikimedia Commons

Did You Know?

Small green lorikeets in forested areas are notoriously difficult to spot, making determination of species status uncertain.

Academic Research

Related publications: Charmosyna toxopei

Species Wild Status

World Population:

70-400

IUCN Red List Status:

Critically Endangered

CITES Listing:

Appendix II

Threat Summary:

This species has been decimated by the almost complete clearance of coastal forest on Buru, and the degradation of forest on other parts of the island.

Range:

Confined to Buru, S Moluccas, Indonesia.

Habitat:

Apparently from 850-1000m (2788-3280 ft) in primary forest, some secondary growth and possibly in plantations.

Wild Diet:

Feeds at blossoms in flowering trees, taking pollen and nectar.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Little is known of their habits; they have been seen singly and in pairs, as well as groups of up to 10 birds.

Clutch and Egg Size:

Not recorded.

Breeding Season:

Not recorded.

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Blue-fronted Lorikeet

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Illustration of Blue-fronted Lorikeet
© John G. Keulemans | Wikimedia Commons

Did You Know?

Small green lorikeets in forested areas are notoriously difficult to spot, making determination of species status uncertain.

Academic Research

Related publications: Charmosyna toxopei

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