Ultramarine lorikeet

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Ultramarine lorikeet
The Loriidae - Plate XXVII.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Loriinae
Tribe: Loriini
Genus: Vini
Species: V. ultramarina
Binomial name
Vini ultramarina
(Kuhl, 1820)

The ultramarine lorikeet (Vini ultramarina), also known as the lori ultramarin in French, is a species of parrot in the Psittaculidae family, endemic to the Marquesas Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and plantations. It is threatened mainly by introduction of the black rat and also by deforestation.


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