• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

Black-lored Parrot - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by tony.saw
Wamlama logging Road, Buru, Maluku, Indonesia, September 2017

Alternative name: Buru Green Parrot

Tanygnathus gramineus


40cm (15¾ in)

  • Green overall plumage
  • Black lores
  • Turquoise crown
  • Bluish-grey wash over crown and upper cheeks
  • Bill: red in the male; grey-brown in the female


South-east Asia: found in the montane forests of Buru (southern Moluccan Islands)


This is a monotypic species[1].


Montane forests generally above 600–700 m.


Partly nocturnal.

There is no information available on diet or breeding.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2019)

Recommended Citation

External Links

GSearch checked for 2020 platform.