Yellow-streaked Lory


          Yellow-streaked Lory 31 cm; 180–245 g. Generally green; bill, skin at the base of the bill and bare orbital skin black; lores, forehead to mid-crown red, bordered blackish in indistinct patch from base of the lower mandible through ear-coverts to hind crown, shading in turn to green streaking; irregular red spots and patches on throat and breast; yellow or orange streaks on mantle, breast, and belly; thighs red; underwing-coverts red; yellow band across the underside of flight-feathers; underside of tail light greenish-brown, basally red; legs dark grey.

Yellow-streaked Lory
Immature has reduced red on the head. Race chloroptera has mostly green underwing-coverts; rubrifrons have wider, more orange streaking on the breast.

Awesome Yellow Streaked Lory Singing in 1080P HD with Great Close-ups – by John D. Villarreal

SOURCE: John D. Villarreal Digital Ventures

Systematics History

Editor’s Note: This article requires further editing work to merge existing content into the appropriate Subspecies sections. Please bear with us while this update takes place.

Specific name emended on basis of internal evidence (corrected Latin; ending modified for gender agreement). Three subspecies were recognized.

Subspecies


SUBSPECIES

Chalcopsitta scintillata rubrifrons Scientific name definitions

Distribution

Aru Is.

SUBSPECIES

Chalcopsitta scintillata scintillata Scientific name definitions

Distribution

SW and SC New Guinea from Triton Bay E to Fly R.

SUBSPECIES

Chalcopsitta scintillata chloroptera Scientific name definitions

Distribution

SC and SE New Guinea E from Fly R.

Distribution

Editor’s Note: Additional distribution information for this taxon can be found in the ‘Subspecies’ article above. In the future, we will develop a range-wide distribution article.

Habitat

Lowland savanna and forest, disturbed lower montane forest, secondary growth, sago swamps and mangroves, and coconut plantations, up to 800 m.

Movement

No information, but given the occupation of savanna, and occurrence in flocks, there may be some seasonal movements; certainly, local abundance seems to be influenced by the periodic blooming of certain trees.

Diet and Foraging

Nectar or pollen of Syzygium (without damaging flowers), the nectar of Brassaia actinophylla, sago palms, and Schefflera.

Yellow Streaked Lory | Salman’s Exotic Pet Store | Pet Store Mumbai

SOURCE: Salman’s Exotic Pet Store

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

Not well documented. Calls include rather high-pitched short screeches and piercing metallic notes, given in different combinations.

Flight calls a loud, harsh, and raspy screech.

Breeding

Apr and Sept; well-grown fledglings in Feb; male with partly developed gonads in Jul. Nest recorded in hollow 24 m up in the tree. Clutch size unknown, but egg size (in captivity) 31·4 mm × 24·1 mm.

Kiwi the Yellow-Streaked Lory bouncing around

SOURCE: KiwitheLory

Conservation Status

Not globally threatened. CITES II. Common, often in flocks of up to 30; at one site in SE New Guinea density estimated at 20 birds/km².


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