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Red-chinned Lorikeet

 (Charmosyna rubrigularis)

Also known as: Red-chinned Lory

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Wild Red-chinned Lorikeets
© Charles Davies via flckr

Did You Know?

The Red-chinned Lorikeet is quite tame in the wild; they are quite approachable while feeding.

Academic Research

Related publications: Charmosyna rubrigularis

Species Profile

Genus: Charmosyna | Species: rubrigularis

Size:

17cm (6.6 in)

Weight:

33-40g (1.2-1.4 oz)

Races including nominate:

one

Colour Adult:

Both adults mostly green in colour; red chin and base of lower mandible, not reaching to lores; underwing band bright yellow; green tail tipped with yellow, with red at lateral feather bases. Bill orange/red. Eye orange.

Colour Juvenile:

As in adults but with little or no red on chin.

Call:

Call described as soft and repetitious; emitted while in flight or occasionally while feeding. Also some harsh notes.

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More Information:

Avibase
Handbook of the Birds of the World

Content Sources:

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Wild Red-chinned Lorikeets
© Charles Davies via flckr

Did You Know?

The Red-chinned Lorikeet is quite tame in the wild; they are quite approachable while feeding.

Academic Research

Related publications: Charmosyna rubrigularis

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.

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Wild Red-chinned Lorikeets
© Charles Davies via flckr

Did You Know?

The Red-chinned Lorikeet is quite tame in the wild; they are quite approachable while feeding.

Academic Research

Related publications: Charmosyna rubrigularis

Species Wild Status

World Population:

Unknown, stable.

IUCN Red List Status:

Least Concern

CITES Listing:

Appendix II

Threat Summary:

Population appears stable.

Range:

Bismarck Archipelago, and Karkar Island, E Papua New Guinea.

Habitat:

Found from 450-1300m (1476-4264 ft) in humid forest, primarily in mountains.

Wild Diet:

Feeds on pollen and nectar.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Are somewhat approachable in wild. May be seen together with other species of nectar feeders. Usually seen in small flocks of up to 10 birds feeding or flying overhead.

Clutch and Egg Size:

Not recorded.

Breeding Season:

Not recorded.

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Wild Red-chinned Lorikeets
© Charles Davies via flckr

Did You Know?

The Red-chinned Lorikeet is quite tame in the wild; they are quite approachable while feeding.

Academic Research

Related publications: Charmosyna rubrigularis

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