Red-fronted Lorikeet (Charmosyna rubronotata) - Exotic birds | Pets

    Posted by pets | 29 December 2014

    - Charmosyna rubronotata

    Red-fronted Lorikeet


    Of 17 cm.. length and a weight between 30 and 35 g..

    The front of the Crown of the Red-fronted Lorikeet (Charmosyna rubronotata) is red; rest of the Green Crown: chin, throat and coverts of the ears of yellowish-green with a prominent patch of purple-blue in the center of the ear wraps. Green upper parts; lower rump and tail cinnamon, matte red. Wings of green with some yellow on the curve. Below, the Red Wings; feathers blackish brown flight with yellow stripe in the Center. Underparts yellowish-green with prominent red blotch on the upper side of the chest; Green thighs. The tail above blackish brown with green piping; below, tail Brown with wide yellow tips (except central pair) and Red covered in the base. The pinkish-red peak; pinkish Cere; Brown irises; Pink legs.

    Females lack red on the Crown, in the marks of the chest and at the bottom of the wings (that are greenish yellow). Ear patch is replaced by streaks of greenish-yellow.

    There are two subspecies counting the nominal:

    Charmosyna rubronotata ruhronotata: The nominal

    Charmosyna rubronotata kordoana: Female is similar to the nominal. The male has pale Crown Patch, extensive and blue; less blue purple the coverts of the ears.

    • Sound of the Red-fronted Lorikeet.

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    It is found in humid forests, edges of forests and plantations of coconut, Once in a while visit the trees and shrubs in open field. Are from the lowlands up to the 850 m. Usually found in small flocks of up to 10 birds flying over dense forest, or feeding on flowers in the canopy, sometimes with other parrots. Habits are similar to the of the Red-flanked Lorikeet.


    Nesting and breeding habits not described.


    It feeds on pollen, nectar, flowers and seeds.


    New Guinea and Irian Java (Indonesia) and Papua New Guinea. The range goes from East of Vogel-kop through Maprik, the lower reaches of the rivers Sepik and Ramu reaching Astrolabe Bay in the East. Also in Salawati on the islands of West Papua and in Biak. Lori Frentirrojo is irregularly distributed throughout its area of distribution, but it can be locally common in some areas. Seems to be less common that the Red-flanked Lorikeet, He replaced at higher altitudes, where the two species overlap.

    Two subspecies counting the nominal:

    Charmosyna rubronotata ruhronotata: The nominal

    Charmosyna rubronotata kordoana (Biak island)

    • Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern.
    • Population trend: Stable.

    The trend of the population appears to be stable, and therefore, species not approaching the thresholds for vulnerable according to the criterion of population trend.

    The world's population has not been quantified, It is believed that it is by the 100.000 exemplary and stable.
    The species is described as common at local level.

    In captivity:

    There are no data of their captive breeding.

    Alternative names:

    - Red-fronted Lorikeet, Red fronted Lorikeet, Red-fronted Blue-eared Lorikeet, Red-fronted Blue-eared Lory, Red-spotted Blue-eared Lorikeet, Red-spotted Lorikeet (ingles).
    - Lori à front rouge, Lori de Wallace, Loriquet à croupion rouge (francés).
    - Rotstirnlori (alemán).
    - Lori de Frente Roja, Lori Frentirrojo (español).

    Scientific classification:

    - Orden: Psittaciformes
    - Familia: Psittaculidae
    - Nombre científico: Charmosyna rubronotata
    - Citation: (Wallace, 1862)
    - Protónimo: Coriphilus rubronotatus

    Imágenes Lori Frentirrojo:



    – Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
    – Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr


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    Sounds: Katerina Sam (Tvardikova) – (Xeno-canto)

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