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SPECIES INFO

The Mindanao Lorikeet, Mount Apo Lorikeet, Loriquet De Johnstone, or Lori De Mindanao (Trichoglossus johnstoniae) is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. There are two very similar subspecies, which are both endemic to Mindanao, Philippines.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Description

The Mindanao Lorikeet is about 20 cm (8 in) long. It is mainly green with yellow transverse striations on its front. Its face is red and there is a dark purple band around its head. There is extensive yellow areas on the lower surface of its wings. Its legs are greenish-grey. The beak is orange, the eye-ring is dark grey, the irises are red. Male and female are identical in external appearance. Juveniles have less red on their faces and the purple headband is replaced with a brownish area behind the eye, their eye-rings are pale grey, their irises are brown, and the beak is dark brown.

Taxonomy

There are two poorly differentiated subspecies:

  • Trichoglossus j. johnstoniae - central and southeast Mindanao
  • Trichoglossus j. pistra - western Mindanao





                                     



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