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

Posted by pets | 1 January 2015

- Neopsittacus musschenbroekii

Yellow-billed Lorikeet


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, veteada en las ear-coverts y mostrando un eje de rayas amarillas en la crown; línea más oscura en los lores, por encima del bill; forehead green.

Upperparts verde intermedio. The wings de color verde por arriba con vane internos negruzcos a las coverts y negro en las puntas de las flight feather. Rojas the Underwing coverts. Flight feather negruzcas con amplia banda central roja. Throat amarilla verdoso cediendo al rojo del breast hasta la parte superior de los thighs. Flanks verde amarillento a los lados del breast, con un área central en la zona inferior del breast and belly, red; coverts más amarillentas que el resto de las underparts.

Cover top of queue, green, puntas de color amarillo, Brown shafts with red bases on the side of the feathers; undertail yellow-orange, mostrando bases rojas en las lateral feathers cuando se despliegan.

Bill pale yellow; iris red; gris de las legs.

Sexes alike.

Immature más opacos que los adultos con marcas de la head menos claras y rojo en las underparts restringido a manchas en el centro del belly and in the breast. Bill marrón anaranjado, iris marrón amarillo o naranja. Los pájaros jóvenes también muestran las plumas de tail pointy, que son redondeadas cuando llegan a adultos.

  • Sound of the Yellow-billed Lorikeet.

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Description 2 subspecies
  • Neopsittacus musschenbroek musschmbrorkii

    (Schlegel, 1871) – The nominal.

  • Neopsittacus greater musschenbroek

    (Neumann, 1924) – Ligeramente más grande que la nominal y más pálido en las upperparts.


It inhabits en bosques montanos, 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 laying es de dos huevos en un agujero en el tronco de un árbol. Periodo de anidación desconocido pero un inmaduro fue observado en la Provincia de Papúa Occidental in late August and a fledgling in the same area in the middle of November.


Feeds of pollen, nectar, small fruits and berries. It is also thought that feed on seeds as part regular your diet, while the Orange-billed Lorikeet se limita únicamente al néctar. As other parrots can eat insects and their larvae, deliberately or accidentally.


Tamaño de su área de distribución (reproducción/residente): 587.000 km2

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.

Distribution 2 subspecies
  • Neopsittacus musschenbroek musschmbrorkii

    (Schlegel, 1871) – The nominal.

  • Neopsittacus greater musschenbroek

    (Neumann, 1924) – Live from the East of the region of Sepik to the Huon peninsula y zonas al sureste.


• Current IUCN Red list category: Least concern.

• Population trend: Growing.

The world population It has not been quantified, Although it is probably superior to the 300.000 specimens.

La especie según informaciones es por lo general 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 distante que otros loros. 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).

Hermann Schlegel

Scientific classification:

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

Yellow-billed Lorikeet images:


Yellow-billed Lorikeet (Neopsittacus musschenbroekii)


– 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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Clasificación Neopsittacus musschenbroekii

  • Neopsittacus musschenbroekii
  • Subspecies:
  • Neopsittacus musschenbroek musschmbrorkii
  • Neopsittacus greater musschenbroek
  • Yellow-billed Lorikeet Video

    Anatomy of the Psitacidae


    Especies del género Neopsittacus

    • ---- Neopsittacus musschenbroekii major
    • ---- Neopsittacus musschenbroekii musschenbroekii
    • ---- Neopsittacus pullicauda alpinus
    • ---- Neopsittacus pullicauda pullicauda
    • ---- Neopsittacus pullicauda socialis



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