Chattering Lory

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

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The Chattering Lory is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Chattering Lory, Lorius garrulus is a forest-dwelling parrot endemic to North Maluku, Indonesia. It is considered vulnerable, the main threat being from trapping for the cage-bird trade. The race L. g. flavopalliatus is known as the Yellow-backed Lorikeet. More

The Chattering Lory (Lorius garrulus garrulus) is endemic to the Halmahera and Weda Islands (part of the Maluku group of islands). This lory is endangered in its natural habitat due to habitat loss (Cites II). More

Other Common Names: Chattering Lory, Moluccan Lory * Scientific Name: Lorius garrulus garrulus * Group: Lory * Origin or Range: Islands of Halmahera * Relative Size: Larger Than Average * Average More

The colorful chattering lory is the most popular type of lory. The chattering lory is aptly named because it generally chatters all day. These birds are endemic to the northern Molucca Islands and Indonesia. They are mostly scarlet with an orange beak, yellow under the wings and on the shoulders, with green wings and thighs. When you first see a lory, you are likely to think of a small parrot. More

The Chattering Lory love to bathe in a suitable water bowl or under a sprinkler. Non toxic leafy branches can be placed in the aviary for the birds to chew up. This will entertain the birds, help minimize boredom and give the birds some beak exercise. Natural branches can be used for perches. These natural perches will be chewed by the birds and may need to be replaced regularly. More

Chattering Lory in captivity © Steve Milpacher Chattering Lory in captivity © Steve Milpacher Chattering Lory in a free flight aviary shortly after consuming fruit from a visitor. More

If the chattering lory has any drawback at all, it might be the call. It is a loud nasal whistle, and although it is not as irritating as some of the other lories, the sound travels great distances. Chattering lories may not be the best choice for an apartment. They become loud in the morning shortly after sunrise and in the evening before the lights are turned off. During noisy periods they can rival amazons in consistency and quality of their noise output. More

Chattering Lory in a free flight aviary shortly after consuming fruit from a visitor. Credit: © Steve Milpacher photos Photos videoVideo 1 eNewsletter SIGNUP FOR EMAIL UPDATES Did You Know?Up to 70% of a lory or lorikeet's day is spent foraging for food. This bird will fly up to 30 miles in a day to find a food source. More

The Chattering Lory's home is Indonesia. This bird may be one of an endangered species and my not be immported ito the U.S. check with CITES for current information. What does the Chattering Lory look like? The Lory's body is scarlet with yellow under the wings and on the shoulders. Thighs and wings are green. The beak is orange. The Lory looks like a miniature parrot which it is, Lorikeets being the smaller of the two. More

The chattering lory mostly has a brilliant red plumage, with dull green thighs and wings, and a dark green tip to the tail. Sometimes there are traces of yellow spotting on the mantle, with the amount varying between the three subspecies. The bend of ... More

The chattering lory has undergone dramatic declines due to habitat loss and human exploitation for the cage-bird trade (5). Reputedly a good talker with strong imitative abilities, this bird is one of the most important in domestic trade in Indonesia and amongst the most exported (2) (5). Trapping pressure is very high, with a minimum of 9,600 individuals estimated to be caught in 1991 (2). More

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The Chattering Lory is a forest-dwelling parrot endemic to North Maluku, Indonesia. It is most commonly found in primary lowlands and montane forests, but it is ocasionally seen visiting coconut plantations and other cultivated lands. As all lories, they feed mainly on pollen and nectar. The above picture was taken in the Attica Zoological Park, Athens, Greece, in June 2007. More

Chattering Lory - Information - Chattering Lory - Information 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.NATURAL DISTRIBUTION Moluccan islands of Indonesia. More

and perhaps the Chattering lory (One breeder at the 2001 Down Under Parrot conference held in June 2001, Auckland, NZ, insists that Chattering lories do not exist in NZ and that all birds so identified are actually Yellow-backed lories - a pair obtained in mid 2001 described as Chattering lories were in fact the Yellow-backed variety). More

Yellow-backed Chattering Lory by Steve aka Crispin Swan.The plumage of the adult Yellow Backed Chattering Lory is generally scarlet with a large yellow patch on the back just below the mantle. Above and below this the feathers are green. They have an orange beak and yellow iris's. Their legs are black. Immature birds have a brownish beak and dark brown iris's. The Chattering Lory is extremely intelligent and has a wonderful ability to mimic sounds and voices. They are very playful characters. More

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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Lorius
Species : garrulus
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)