Chattering Lory

Scientific Name
Lorius garrulus
Conservation Status
Vulnerable (VU)

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The Chattering Lory, Lorius garrulus is a forest-dwelling parrot endemic to North Maluku, Indonesia. It is considered vulnerable, the main threat being from trapping for the cage-bird trade. The race L. g. flavopalliatus is known as the Yellow-backed Lorikeet.
The species Lorius garrulus contains three subspecies: *Lorius garrulus chicken **Lorius garrulus flavopalliatus Salvadori 1877 - Yellow-backed Lory **Lorius garrulus garrulus (Linnaeus) 1758 **Lorius garrulus morotaianus (Bemmel) 1940
The Chattering Lory is 30 cm (12 in) long. It is mostly red with an all-red head and an orange beak. The eyerings are grey and the irises are orange-red. The wings are mainly green and the angle of the wing is yellow. Its thighs are green. The tail is tipped with dark green. It has dark grey legs. It may or may not have a yellow area on its back depending on the subspecies. Yellow-backed Lorikeet (Lorius garrulus) -Kuala Lumpur Bird Park1.jpg|At Kuala Lumpur Bird Park Yellow-backed Lorikeet (Lorius garrulus) -Kuala Lumpur Bird Park2a.jpg|Yellow-backed Lorikeets Chattering-Lory---Lorius-garrulus.jpg|At Jurong Bird Park, Singapore Chattering_Lory_(Lorius_garrulus)3.jpg