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Lorius chlorocercus

Lorius chlorocercus (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Psittaciformes
Familia: Psittacidae
Subfamilia: Loriinae
Genus: Lorius
Species: Lorius chlorocercus


Lorius chlorocercus Gould, 1856


* PZS Pt24 no.309 p.137

The Yellow-bibbed Lory (Lorius chlorocercus) is a monotypic species of parrot in the Psittacidae family.[1][2] It is endemic to the Solomon Islands.


The Yellow-bibbed Lory is 28 cm (11 in) long. It is mostly red with black on top of head and green wings. It has a yellow transverse band on upper chest and a crescent-shaped black patch on each side of neck. It has blue thighs and dark-grey legs. It has an orange-red beak, dark-grey eyerings, and orange irises. Under its wings the bird has blue feathers.[2]
Relationship With Humans

There are said to be only two breeding pairs in the United States. However, they are very sweet, kind birds. As they are a type of parrot, they have a relatively large vocabulary for an animal.

Range and habitat

The Yellow-bibbed Lory is endemic to the eastern Solomon Islands.[2] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.


1. ^ "Zoological Nomenclature Resource: Psittaciformes (Version 9.022)". www.zoonomen.net. 2009-03-28. http://www.zoonomen.net/avtax/psit.html.
2. ^ a b c Forshaw (2006). plate 17.

* BirdLife International (2008). Lorius chlorocercus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 December 2009.

Cited texts

* Forshaw, Joseph M. (2006). Parrots of the World; an Identification Guide. Illustrated by Frank Knight. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691092516.

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