Yellow-bibbed lory

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Yellow-bibbed lory
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Lorius
L. chlorocercus
Binomial name
Lorius chlorocercus
Gould, 1856

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

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 forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Relationship with humans[edit]

Yellow-bibbed Lories mimic a wide range of sounds, including the human voice, in other words they are 'talking parrots'.[4] Providing a permit is obtained, it is exempt from export prohibition under the Solomon Islands Wildlife Protection and Management Act (1998)[5]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Lorius chlorocercus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Zoological Nomenclature Resource: Psittaciformes (Version 9.022)". 28 March 2009.
  3. ^ a b c Forshaw (2006). plate 17.
  4. ^ Schroeder, Dick. "The Yellow-Bibbed Lory". Bird Channel. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  5. ^ Shepherd, C.R.; Stengel, C.J.; Nijman, V. (2012). The Export and Re-export of CITES-listed Birds from the Solomon Islands (PDF). Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia: TRAFFIC Southeast Asia. ISBN 978-983-3393-35-0.

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