Lorius chlorocercus Gould, 1856

yellow-bibbed lory 

         

Subspecies:


none


Distribution:


East Solomon Islands: Savo, Guadalcanal, Malaita, Makira (San Cristobal), Ulawa, Ugi, Santa Ana, Santa Catalina and Rennell.


Status:


Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II

Stable.



Description:


  • Length: 28 cm (11 inch)
  • Weight: 125-190 g.


Mainly red.

With a black cap.

Green wings.

A yellow band on the throat with 2 black marks in the neck.

The bend of the wing is silvery-blue.

Underwing coverts are red with a broad yellow band across the underside of the flight feathers.

The tail is red, broadly tipped with green, the underside is broadly tipped with bronzy-yellow.

The beak is orange.

The iris dull orange with a very small innerring of white.

Cere and skin around the eye grey.

Feet dark grey.


Aviculture:


Very common, 1 of the most imported species, and they are very good breeders. Which make them the cheapest of the Lorius species.


Modification:


Very regulary we see a maroon colored bird, which change the green and yellow to a dark-red colour (maroon). As this happen at later age mostly adult we don't can it a mutation as they are born normal. Mostly males got this problem, but sometimes females also can change, and even immature females. It is probably something hormonal, but does not affect any problem with breeding. This is very common in all lorius species.



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