Trichoglossus rosenbergii Schlegel, 1871.

Rosenberg's or Biak lorikeet                   




Subspecies:


none


Distribution:


Is endemic to the twin islands of Biak-Supior, in Geelvink Bay (NW New Guinea).


Status:


VULNERABLE. CITES II.

The species is inferred to be undergoing a slow, continuing decline owing to forest loss from subsistence agriculture and subsistence logging, and perhaps also capture for the wild bird trade.



Discription:


  • length: 28cm (11 inch)
  • weight: 125-140 gr.


Darkblue head, with shaft-streaked blue feathers.

Extremely heavy blue-black barrings in the chest.

Very big yellow collar, much wider then any other Trichoglossus species.

Between the yellow collar and blue head is a very narrow dull reddish line.

No yellow in the underwing coverts, only red.

The rest is green.

Orange beak and iris.

Feet, cere and skin surrounding the eyes are grey.


Aviculture:


rare but some breeders are trying to save this species, also some new pairs have being imported from Bali, so probably it will not be lost.


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