They weigh around 40 to 50 grams and its length is of 18 cm..
The plumage of the Striated Lorikeet (Charmosyna multistriata) It is predominantly green with yellow stripes on the belly and chest. The throat, the front and sides of the head are slightly more yellow. The neck and the back of the head are brown with some yellow-orange stripes. The tail is olive-green on top and has a dark yellow tip. The lower part of the tail is yellow-green color with some red feathers around the year. The most characteristic feature of the Striated Lorikeet is the peak in two colors. The upper part of the beak is blue-gray with a reddish-orange tip, While the bottom is completely reddish-orange. There is only another Lori with a peak of two colors and that is the Musk Lorikeet. The iris is red and the legs are grey with black nails.
Both sexes are the same color, the male is slightly larger and has a longer beak. They are also a little more colored head.
Juveniles have the same colours as adults, only the beak is more black and its darker stripes.
It lives in the mountains and on the hills and forest edges. Mainly found among 180 and 1.800 m, but they have been at much lower altitude, about 80 m. Found in pairs or in small groups of up to 20 birds, sometimes fellowship with the Red-flanked Lorikeet and the Fairy Lorikeet (observed in mid-February in mixed flocks with these species). Lori Flanquirrojo-like behavior, the consorts, But although there have been bands of Striated Lorikeet fly with the Red-flanked Lorikeet, they usually form discrete individual groups.
Unknown nesting and breeding habits.
It prefers the tops of the trees in flower where it feeds on pollen and nectar, but they may also feed on epiphytes.
Endemic to the montane forests of the center of Irian Java and Papua New Guinea, South of the cordillera central. The world's population is believed to be less of 10.000 copies, but it is probably stable. A small number in captivity.
â€¢ Population trend: Decreasing
Its habitat is locally threatened by logging and clearing for agriculture. Reports of the species in Ok Tedi They show that the population of the Striated Lorikeet It dropped dramatically after the severe drought in 1997-1998 (P. Gregory in litt., 2010).
The species may be threatened by the presence of a large copper and gold open pit mine in Ok Tedi, but the impacts of this mine are currently unknown. It is likely to be tolerant of uneven and degraded forests and although it may have a small population in general, do not believe that it is declining very rapidly.
In aviculture the Striated Lorikeet It has become one of the rarest species. These birds have not been imported in large quantities, and many of the birds that survived the journey later died due to infections by fungi and other diseases. Few breeders were able to raise them on a regular basis.
- Striated Lorikeet, Streaked Lorikeet, Yellow Streaked Lory, Yellow-streaked Lorikeet (ingles).
- Lori striÃ© (francÃ©s).
- Streifenlori (alemÃ¡n).
- Lori Estriado (espaÃ±ol).
- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittaculidae
- Nombre cientÃfico: Charmosyna multistriata
- Citation: (Rothschild, 1911)
- ProtÃ³nimo: Charmosynopsis multistriata