Lorius garrulus (*)
Lorius garrulus (Linnaeus, 1758)
* Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.100
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 Lorikeet.
The species Lorius garrulus contains three subspecies:
* Lorius garrulus (Linnaeus) 1758
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.
1. ^ BirdLife International (2008). Lorius garrulus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 December 2009.
* Forshaw, Joseph M. (2006). Parrots of the World; an Identification Guide. Illustrated by Frank Knight. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691092516.
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