Yellow-bibbed lory

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Yellow-bibbed lory
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittaculidae
Subfamily: Loriinae
Tribe: Loriini
Genus: Lorius
Species: L. chlorocercus
Binomial name
Lorius chlorocercus
Gould, 1856

The yellow-bibbed lory (Lorius chlorocercus) is a monotypic species of parrot in the Psittaculidae family.[2][3] It is endemic to the Solomon Islands.


The yellow-bibbed lory is 28 cm (11 in) long. It is mostly red with black on top of head and green wings. It has a yellow transverse band on upper chest and a crescent-shaped black patch on each side of neck. It has blue/green thighs and dark-grey legs. It has an orange-red beak, dark-grey eyerings, and orange irises. Under its wings the bird has blue feathers.[3]

Relationship With Humans[edit]

There are said[by whom?] to be only two breeding pairs in the United States. However, they are very sweet, kind birds[according to whom?]. As they are a type of parrot, they have a relatively large vocabulary for an animal[citation needed].

Range and habitat[edit]

The yellow-bibbed lory is endemic to the eastern Solomon Islands.[3] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


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