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Yellow-bibbed Lory

 (Lorius chlorocercus)

Also known as: Green-tailed Lory, Gould's Lory

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Yellow-bibbed Lory perched
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The Yellow-bibbed Lory has a high capacity for mimicry.

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Related publications: Lorius chlorocercus

Species Profile

Genus: Lorius | Species: chlorocercus

Size:

28cm (11 in)

Weight:

200g (7 oz)

Races including nominate:

one

Colour Adult:

Both adults in general bright red; black forehead and lores to occiput; cresent-shaped blue/black patch on each side of foreneck; upper breast has wide yellow band; purple/blue thighs; green wings; underwing stripe pink/red; red tail with wide green tips. Bill orange/red. Eye ring dark grey. Eye orange.

Colour Juvenile:

Yellow band on chest and markings on sides of foreneck minimal or absent. Thighs washed with green. Bill brown. Eye ring grey/white. Eye brown.

Call:

Calls are described as shrieking and harsh. While feeding emits soft chattering.

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Video 1 | Video 2 | Video 3

More Information:

AvianWeb
Avibase
Handbook of the Birds of the World

Content Sources:

CITES
The Lory Link
Lexicon of Parrots
BirdLife International
Internet Bird Collection
Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World, Juniper and Parr, 1998
Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Cooper, 1977. 2010 edition
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.
Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.
Parrots: Their Care and Breeding, Low, 1986.

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Yellow-bibbed Lory perched
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Did You Know?

The Yellow-bibbed Lory has a high capacity for mimicry.

Academic Research

Related publications: Lorius chlorocercus

Species Care

Captive Status:

Rare

Longevity:

25-35 yrs

Housing:

Enclosure with well-drained floor of concrete, with outlet hole or pebbles, or suspended cage over concrete floor.

Diet:

Nectar made from a mixture of lactose-free baby cereal, honey and malt extract or molasses, mixed with filtered water and made fresh once or twice daily, or a commercial type nectar, comprising at least 40 percent of the diet; fruits such as apple, pear, banana, pomegranate, cactus fruits, orange; vegetables such as: carrot, fresh corn on the cob or tinned, unsalted sweet corn; green leaves such as: Swiss chard, lettuce, dandelion, sowthistle or chickweed; dried figs soaked in water for a few hours; spray millet; small amount of soaked or sprouted sunflower seed and a small amount of canary seed and/or oats.

Enrichment:

Bathing using overhead misters or shallow water bowls, puzzle/foraging toys, noise-makers (bells), ladders, swings, ropes; plus bird-safe plastic toys that are easily cleaned.

Nest Box Size:

Not recorded.

Clutch Size:

2

Incubation Time:

25 days

Fledging Age:

Probably 10-11 weeks.

Hatch Weight:

Not recorded.

Peak Weight:

Not recorded.

Weaning Weight:

Not recorded.

Specialist Club:

Lorikeets.com
The Lory LInk

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Yellow-bibbed Lory perched
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Did You Know?

The Yellow-bibbed Lory has a high capacity for mimicry.

Academic Research

Related publications: Lorius chlorocercus

Species Wild Status

World Population:

Unknown, stable.

IUCN Red List Status:

Least Concern

CITES Listing:

Appendix II

Threat Summary:

No threats at present.

Range:

E Solomon Islands, from Savo and Guadalcanal to San Cristobal and Rennell.

Habitat:

Found up to 1000m (3280 ft) in forest canopy and secondary growth. Also found around coconut plantations.

Wild Diet:

Pollen, nectar, flower and seeds.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Usually seen singly, in pairs or in groups of up to 10 individuals. Fairly tame and approachable. Feeds quietly in canopy.

Clutch and Egg Size:

2 elliptical eggs, 30.0 x 24.0mm (1.2 x 0.9 in).

Breeding Season:

Not recorded

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Yellow-bibbed Lory perched
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Did You Know?

The Yellow-bibbed Lory has a high capacity for mimicry.

Academic Research

Related publications: Lorius chlorocercus

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