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Yellow-streaked Lory - BirdForum Opus

Alternative names: Streaked Lory; Yellowish-streaked Lory; Greater Streaked Lory

Chalcopsitta scintillata


31 cm (12¼ in)

  • Green overall plumage
  • Black bill and bare orbital skin
  • Red lores, forehead and crown
  • Yellow streaks on underparts


Southeast Asia: found in Indonesia, Moluccas
Australasia: New Guinea, Papua New Guinea



There are three subspecies[1]:

  • C. s. rubrifrons: wider, more orange streaking on browner breast
  • Aru Islands
  • C. s. scintillata:
  • C. s. chloroptera: mostly green underwing coverts and lighter body with narrower streaking


Lowland savanna, montane and secondary forests, mangroves, sago swamps and coconut plantations.



Their diet consists of nectar and pollen.


They nest in tree hollows about 24 m above ground.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2017)

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