Olive-headed Lorikeet


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Olive-headed Lorikeet 25 cm. Bill orange-red; head olive-mustard with indistinct pale yellow streaks on the crown; upperparts green, with green of nape extending as an indistinct but usually complete broad collar around the throatunderparts below throat greenish-yellow. Immature duller, head greener.

Systematics History

Member of the putative T. chlorolepidotus species-group (see that species). Some authors consider T. weberi to belong to present species.

Olive-headed Lorikeet parrot
 The names ochreocephalus and alorensis are synonyms of euteles. Monotypic.

Subspecies

Monotypic.

Distribution

Lesser Sundas: Timor and adjacent small islands from Adonara and Lembata E to Nila and Babar.

Habitat

Primary montane forest, secondary growth and savanna woodland at roughly 1000–2300 m, apparently replacing T. haematodus at these elevations on Timor, although occasionally found at sea-level; in lowlands on other islands.

Olive-headed-Lorikeet

Movement

Birds may descend below 1000 m in the dry season and disperse throughout the lowlands, but studies are needed.

Diet and Foraging

No information other than visits flowering trees and shrubs.

HAND FEEDING OUR PERFECT LORIKEET – Squirt Blossom. Olive Headed Lorikeet, Trichoglossus euteles

SOURCE: Daybird Aviaries

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

Predominantly utters shrill high-pitched screeches rendered “kreet!” or “kurrk”, but also a more gentle lisping “tsleet!” and several subdued grating notes.

Breeding

No information from wild. In captivity: three eggs, size 24·5–25·3 mm × 22·5–23 mm; incubation period 23 days.

Olive-headed Lorikeet

SOURCE: Heri

Conservation Status

Not globally threatened. CITES II. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Local trade in the species exists.

Olive headed Lorikeet


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