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SPECIES INFO

The Chattering Lory, Lorius garrulus is a forest-dwelling parrot endemic to North Maluku, Indonesia. It is considered endangered, the main threat being from trapping for the cage-bird trade.

The race flavopalliatus is known as the Yellow-backed Lorikeet.

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At Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Yellow-backed Lorikeets

DESCRIPTION

12 inches (30cm). Glowing, deep red overall. Wings and thighs

brown-green. Front edge of wing and underwing coverts yellow, primaries

grey underneath with reddish band. Uppertail brown-green with blue tips.

Eyes yellowish-brown to red, beak orange, legs charcoal. Immatures have

brown beaks and dark brown irises. No visible means of distinguishing

sexes.


HABITAT

Forest regions, around flowering coconut and palm trees in pairs (in their

own territories) or flocks. Broods in tree hollows. DIET Nectar and fruit, with greenstuff

and some seed. Supplement with vitamin A to avoid fungal disease candidiasis.

Also provide pollen, a natural for this group.


SPECIAL NEEDS

Bathing facilities (even though they may splash water around

the room). Keep in pairs, temperature not below 50F (10C).

CAGE LIFE

Loud voice, imitator, messy eater, tame. May learn to talk. Aggressive

towards other pairs of same species and towards caretaker. Breeding necessary

for preservation of stock. Better suited for aviary than cage. Lays 2

eggs, incubation 24 to 28 days, male sleeps in nest at night, fledging

75 days, male can then be hostile to young.






                                     



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