Yellow-billed Lorikeet (Neopsittacus musschenbroekii) - Birds | Pets

    Posted by pets | 1 January 2015

    - Neopsittacus musschenbroekii

    Yellow-billed Lorikeet


    Of 23 cm.. length and a weight between 43 and 55 g..
    Yellow-billed Lorikeet
    The head of the Yellow-billed Lorikeet (Neopsittacus musschenbroekii) is green, strongly impregnated with olive brown, veined on the ear coverts and showing a yellow stripes on the Crown shaft; darker line in Lords, above the peak; Green front. Intermediate green upper parts. Las alas de color verde por arriba con vane internos negruzcas a las cobertoras y negro en las puntas de las plumas de vuelo. The Underwing coverts red. Blackish flight feathers with wide red central band. Throat yellow greenish yielding to Red's chest to the top of the thighs. Yellowish-green flanks at the sides of the breast, with a central area at the bottom of the chest and belly, Red; coverts more yellowish than the rest of the underparts.

    Cover top of queue, green, thin lipped yellow, Brown shafts with red bases on the side of the feathers; orange-yellow undertail, showing red bases on the side feathers when they unfold.

    Bill pale yelow; Iris red; grey legs.

    Sexes alike.

    Immature more opaque than adults with less clear head markings and red on the underparts restricted to spots in the center of the belly and chest. Orange-brown peak, Iris brown yellow or orange. Young birds also show pointed tail feathers, they are rounded when they become adults.

    • Sound of the Yellow-billed Lorikeet.

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    There are three subspecies, including the nominal:

      Neopsittacus musschenbroekii musschmbrorkii: The nominal.

      Neopsittacus musschenbroekii medius: Slightly larger than the nominal. Coats of the middle ears between the green of the nominal and more yellowish stripes on the face of the N. m. mayor. Upper part of the chest, Scarlet red..

      Neopsittacus musschenbroekii mayor: In the upper parts paler and slightly larger than the nominal. Very similar to the subspecies N. m. medius but scratch on the cheek is more yellow.


    It is found in montane forests, edges of forests, partially cleared areas of secondary growth, mainly between 1.400 and 2.500 m, even if you are also registered at altitudes as low as 1.100 meters and as high as 3,000 m. Also it is common in disturbed areas or groves of Casuarina or eucalyptus in garden areas.

    It seems that they have adapted well to the impacts of the man. But it is absent from the places where the forest has been removed completely over large areas.

    Visible and noisy, they are in pairs, small flocks and in larger congregations of up to 50 birds in flowering trees. Over most of New Guinea, This species is replaced at higher altitudes by the smaller Orange-billed Lorikeet, commonly found in company with the latter in the top band of its altitudinal range (except Vogelkop).

    Most frequently found in flowering trees, often in the company of other species such as the Papuan Lorikeet, also in the fructification of the Schefflera and feeding is sometimes lower levels even on the weeds at ground level.


    Observed to be moving like a rodent along branches. The setting is two eggs in a hole in the trunk of a tree. Unknown nesting period but an immature was observed in Irian Jaya in late August and a fledgling in the same area in the middle of November.


    It feeds on pollen, nectar, berries and small fruits. It is also thought that feed on seeds as part regular your diet, While Lori Montano guy is limited only to the nectar. As other parrots can eat insects and their larvae, deliberately or accidentally.


    New Guinea and Irian Java (Indonesia) and Papua New Guineto. Is distributed from East of Vogelkop up to the Huon peninsula and scattered areas in the Southeast. In Vogelkop, Despite the absence of the Orange-billed Lorikeet, the population of the Yellow-billed Lorikeet is relatively low. A small amount in captivity.

    Of the three subspecies:

      Neopsittacus musschenbroekii musschmbrorkii: The nominal.

      Neopsittacus musschenbroekii medius: Dwells in theSnow Mountains and highlands of the center of New Guinea.

      Neopsittacus musschenbroekii mayor: Live from the East of the region of Sepik to the Huon peninsula and areas to the South-East.

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

    The world's population has not been quantified, Although it is probably superior to the 300.000 copies. The species according to information is generally common.

    The population is suspected can be increased. As the degradation of the habitat is permanent, new suitable habitat areas are being created.

    In captivity:

    Rare in aviculture.

    More distant than other parrots. Average noise level. Shy.

    Alternative names:

    - Yellow-billed Lorikeet, Musschenbroek's Lorikeet, Yellow billed Lorikeet, Yellow-billed Mountain Lory (ingles).
    - Lori de Musschenbroek (francés).
    - Gelbschnabel-Berglori, Gelbschnabelberglori (alemán).
    - Lori Montano Grande, Lori Moteado Grande (español).

    Scientific classification:

    - Orden: Psittaciformes
    - Familia: Psittaculidae
    - Nombre científico: Neopsittacus musschenbroekii
    - Citation: (Schlegel, 1871)
    - Protónimo: Nanodes Musschenbroekii

    Yellow-billed Lorikeet images:



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


    (1) – Animal Photos – link
    (2) – “Neopsittacus musschenbroekii-two captive-8a” by TJ Lin – originally posted to Flickr as Dscn8852. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
    (3) – – link
    (4) – Animal Photos – link
    (5) – neopsittacus musschenbroekii, male By iggino – lynx
    (6) – Illustration

    Sounds: Frank Lambert (Xeno-canto)

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