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Chattering Lory

Chattering Lory

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Scientific Name:

Lorius garrulus


Distribution

North Maluku, Indonesia


Diet:

Pollen, fruit, nectar, flowers.


Facts

Habitat:  Mountain forest, gardens, coconut plantations.

 

Incubation: 25 days, 2 eggs


Social structure: in pairs


Weight: 180-250g


Dimensions:  30cm


Lifespan: 20 under human care


Estimated population in the wild: 46,000-295,000


IUCN Status: Vulnerable


Threats:  Trapping for the cage-bird trade, reduction of nesting trees due to intensive logging.


Did you know that:

  1. Their name comes from their habit to "chatter" all day.
  2. They typically nest in holes 20 to 25 meters up in very tall trees.
  3. They are extremely intelligent and have a wonderful ability to mimic sounds and voices.



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