Trichoglossus flavoviridis Wallace, 1863

yellow-and-green lorikeet or citrine lorikeet                 




subspecies:


none,  (meyeri is seperated now)


Distribution:


Sula Islands (Taliabu, Seho, Mangole).


Status:


Not globally threatened. CITES II.

According IUCN; least concern.

The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Description:


  • Length: 21 cm ( 8,3 inch)
  • Weight: 80-100 g.


A yellow head, with some dark blackish or greenish margins of some feathers.

This color scheme is acentuated on the cheeks, throat and entire underparts, the feathers being yellow, broadly margined with dark green.

The lores are dark, nearly black.

A narrow brownish nuchal collar.

The feathers of the vent and undertail coverts are yellowish-green with darker margins.

The tail is green above, and below dull yellow.

Underwing coverts are yellowish-green.

The rest of the upperparts are green.

A unique thing for this specie is the area of bare skin around the eyes, which is oranje-yellow (paler in birds who don't have sunlight).

The beak is orange.

The iris is orange with a yellowish-white inner cirle.

The cere and feet are gray.


Aviculture:


Very rare, probably in a few years they will be lost. Almost no breeding no more with this species.

The imported birds bred very well but the offspring no more.

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