Trichoglossus meyeri Walden, 1871

Mustard-capped lorikeet or meyer's lorikeet   





subspecies: 


none.

Recently split from the Trichoglossus flavoviridis.


Distribution:


Sulawesi.


Status:


Not globally threatened. CITES II

According to IUCN: least concern.

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


Description:


  • length: 18 cm (7 inch)
  • weight: 40-55 g.


The crown is olive brown.

Ear coverts yellow.

The feathers of the lores, cheeks and throat scalloped with brownish-green and yellow.

The underpart is yellow, broadly margined with green on the breast, and greenish-yellow and more narrowly margined with green on the abdomen and undertail coverts.

Underwing coverts are yellowish-green.

The tail is darkgreen above, and the underside is mainly yellowish.

The rest of the plumage is darkgreen.

Orange beak and orange-red iris.

Feet , cere and skin surrounding the eyes grey.


Aviculture:


Very rare, also here very good breeding results from the imported birds, but from the offspring almost no breeding. There have bin some new pairs imported, which have bred, so this species is not lost yet, but almost impossible to get.

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