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Alternative Name: Meyer's Lorikeet

Saudareos meyeri

Trichoglossus meyeri

Identification

21 cm

  • upperside green with a few yellow specks on the back
  • forehead olive-yellow
  • auriculars yellow with bases of lower feathers green giving a barred effect towards chin
  • crown brownish-yellow
  • throat and breast yellow with dark green scalloping
  • wings green (without yellow spots); primaries darker
  • flanks to undertail coverts yellow-green
  • underwing coverts yellow-green
  • bill reddish orange
  • eye-ring blueish
  • eye red

Distribution

Sulawesi endemic. South East Asia: Indonesia: Greater Sundas.

Taxonomy

Formerly included in "Yellow-and-green Lorikeet" together with Sula Lorikeet.

Formerly placed in genus Trichoglossus.

Subspecies

This is a monotypic species [1].

Habitat

Forests mostly in hilly areas but can occur both higher and lower elevation; sometimes seen in more open areas.

Behaviour

Mostly seen in flocks when searching for flowering trees.

Diet

Their natural diet consists of blossoms, particularly from Erythrina and Euphorbia.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Rasmussen, P. C., N. Collar, J. del Hoyo, and G. M. Kirwan (2021). Yellow-cheeked Lorikeet (Saudareos meyeri), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (S. M. Billerman, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.yaglor2.01
  3. World Parrot Trust

Recommended Citation

External Links

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