Charmosyna amabilis E. P. Ramsay, 1875

red-throated lorikeet                       



 


Subspecies:


none


Distribution:


Fiji: on Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Viti Levu and Ovalau. None of these islands known, with certainty, to possess extant populations.


Status:


CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. CITES II

It has a tiny population which is presumably continuing to decline as a result of predation from introduced rats and loss of habitat.

Probably less then 50 birds remain in the wild! Latest searchings for this species failed and no birds where found. possibly it is extinct. The last time it was seen was in 1993, all later search for this bird has failed.


Description:


  • length: 17-18 cm (6,5 - 6,7 inch)
  • weight: 35-40gr.


Red area from lores to upper breast, latter thinly bordered with a narrow band of yellow.

Thighs are red.

Tip of the tail is yellow.

The rest is bright green.

Bill and feet are orange, the iris is orange-yellow.


Aviculture:


none



For the article about the search of the red-throated lorikeet click here.


And click here for more Information about this species.

Photos used with premission from Bill Beckon, thank you very much! Photos from Dr. William Beckon / Bill Beckon.

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