Yellow-and-green Lorikeet
Trichoglossus flavoviridis

Yellow-and-green Lorikeet


Yellow-and-green Lorikeet


20 cm.. length and a weight between 80 and 95 gr.

Very similar to the Scaly breasted Lorikeet by appearance scaly on underparts, but differs from it by color low wing and brands that adorn their head.

Adults of the Yellow-and-green Lorikeet (Trichoglossus flavoviridis) they have the upperparts plumage of a beautiful green.

The forecrown and top They are are greenish brown. The throat and the chest to abdomen It is yellow with dark green flakes. Area of sides up to the coverts and the bottom of the wings It shows a beautiful yellow-green.

The bill is orange. The irises is orange-yellow, the legs grey.

It has no sexual dimorphism.

In the youth, all the yellow markings are derived more green. The bill is brown, while the bare parts of the face are white. The irises is brown.

Description 2 subspecies

  • Trichoglossus flavoviridis flavoviridis

    (Wallace, 1863) – Nominal. Overall plumage It is olive green. The forecrown and crown yellow. The back of the neck brown. the yellow throat and the chest to abdomen, with the scalloped dark green.

  • Trichoglossus flavoviridis meyeri

    (Walden, 1871) – Shown in upperparts a darker shade of green; the underparts They are less scaly. The back of the top, the occiput and nape are greenish-Brown. The cheeks and throat They are yellow with dark green stripes. This subspecies is much smaller, between 40 and 50 gr.


The Yellow-and-green Lorikeet they are distributed with greater diligence between primary forest and mature secondary forest than their close relatives, the Ornate Lory. However, This does not prevent them from entering the open lands to feed from the ceibos in flower (coral trees).

Throughout its area, these birds are considered fairly common. In Celebes, are common in the mountainous areas where have been supplanted to a large extent to the Ornate Lory. In the Sula Islands, they are common in almost all altitudes.

They live in small flocks of noisy and sometimes mingle with the Ornate Lory When looking for food in the trees in flower at the edge of forests.

These birds are relatively timid and they tend to stay inside the dense forest foliage, where their cryptic plumage makes them practically invisible. When they feel threatened, leave the foliage uttering cries penetrating and powerful. They are easier to fly above the treetops on quick flights or the circulating a flight above the trees, just before landing in the branches more high.


There is little information reproduction in the natural environment. The only nest we have discovered so far was in a mossy forest, about 2.400 meters above the sea level. It was located high above the ground in a dead tree.

In captivity, the implementation is, usually, two white eggs that incubate for a few parents will be 23 days. As with all the Lori, the reproductive cycle It is particularly long and hard about 65 days.


The Yellow-and-green Lorikeet is above all vegetarian. Their language is particularly suitable for crop pollen and the nectar from the flowers. It is equipped with long buds that allows you to easily reach their favorite food. They have a predilection for the trees of the genus Euphorbia and Erythrina.


Size of its range (reproduction / resident): 6.300 km2

The Yellow-and-green Lorikeet They are endemic to the islands east of Indonesia. They are exclusively on the Sula Islands (Taliabu, Mangole, Sanana) and especially in the area of Celebes island.

Description 2 subspecies



• IUCN Classification: Least concern.

• No threats today.

The species is not threatened. In Taliabu, It is very common in altitude areas, but it is also quite common in degraded areas bordering the coast. It is estimated one world population above the 100.000 specimens.

Justification of trend

They suspected that the population is stable in absence of evidence of any decline or threatens substantial.

"Yellow-and-green Lorikeet" in captivity:

Pretty common in captivity.

Take it easy, Nice trill. Sensitive to cold temperatures and somewhat susceptible to disease. He will join his caregiver over time although initially shy.

Alternative names:

Yellow-and-green Lorikeet, Citrine Lorikeet, Yellow & Green Lorikeet, Yellow and Green Lorikeet, Yellow&green lorikeet, Yellow-and- Green Lorikeet, Yellow-green Lorikeet (English).
Loriquet jaune et vert (French).
Celebeslori (German).
Lori flavoviridis (Portuguese).
Lori Verdigualdo, Tricogloso Verde y Amarillo (Spanish).

Alfred Russel Wallace
Alfred Russel Wallace

Scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Trichoglossus
Scientific name: Trichoglossus flavoviridis
Citation: Wallace, 1863
Protonimo: Trichoglossus flavoviridis

Images “Yellow-and-green Lorikeet”:

Videos "Yellow-and-green Lorikeet"


“Yellow-and-green Lorikeet” (Trichoglossus flavoviridis)


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


(1) – Yellow and Green Lorikeet (Trichoglossus flavoviridis) in the Walsrode Bird Park, Germany By Quartl (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
(2) – Trichoglossus flavoviridis Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1862 by Joseph Wolf [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Sounds: Frank Lambert (Xeno-canto)

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