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. 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.
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. 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.
* BirdLife International (2008). Lorius chlorocercus. 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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