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Sinú parakeet (sub)
Pyrrhura subandina

Cotorrita del Sinú

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Description:

21 to 23 cm.. height.

The Sinú parakeet (Pyrrhura subandina) It, in general, green, with the forecrown and areas around eyes dark red.

In flight It is very evident dark red stain abdomen, the wings below greyish. The cheeks They have a greenish blue tone, the area surrounding the ear It is yellowish-brown and the breast feathers with design marginalized gray escamado.

Lives or lived in humid jungle, semi-humid, deciduous and gallery forests,low. It nests on trees of considerable size in hollow nests woodpeckers.

endemic to Colombia, in the lower valley of sinu river, Jaraquiel, Murrucucú hill, Córdoba.

Expeditions carried out in recent years have failed to sight it.

Estimated population: 0-100; The population trend: possibly extinct

We recommend that you devote to Sinú parakeet immediate attention to the conservation of this unique endemic species of the plain Sinu River.

Habitats in the jungle and near the Sinú river valley have been extensively altered and lost.

History:

The Sinú parakeet It was described by Todd 1917 as a distinctive bird endemic Valley Sinu River, Córdoba Department, Northwest of Colombia. Peters (1937), without evidence or any basis placed the Pyrrhura subandina within the species Pyrrhura picta, and the species immediately fell into obscurity as subspecies. However, Joseph and Stockwell (2002) they restored the status to Pyrrhura subandina as a species, based on a detailed assessment and phylogenetic analyses recent (com. pers. 2003).

DNA analysis has shown that the population of the Sinú parakeet (Pyrrhura subandina) It is probably different (monotype) (Joseph & Stockwell 2002), although at present it remains a subspecies of the Pyrrhura picta pending further studies (SACC 2007).

There is no information on the ecology of the Sinú parakeet or current status. The species has never been reported alive and its range has been extensively deforested (Salaman obs. pers.)

At the beginning of 2004 Paul Salman He visited the four sites type; two are entirely deforested, While Quimari and the Cerro Murrucucú still have some fragmented forests. No evidence of any Pyrrhura It was obtained by observations and interviews with the local community. In May of 2004, a researcher at ProAves spent three months exploring in search of this species throughout the Murrucucú hill but their results were not favorable. The lack of recent records of this species and its restricted and unprotected range give reasons for concern about their survival and current status.

    Reference: Joseph, L. and Stockwell, D. 2002. Climatic modeling of the distribution of some Pyrrhura parakeets of northwestern South America with notes on their systematics and special reference to Pyrrhura caeruleiceps Todd, 1947. Ornitologia Neotropical 13: 1-8.

The Sinú parakeet (Pyrrhura subandina) was last reliably recorded in 1949. Almost nothing was recorded about their habits. Not found during searches on 2004 and 2006 (ProAves Colombia 2008). He may be extinct, but if it still survives, this bird will be seriously threatened by habitat loss and hunting associated with the armed conflict in the region; The future of this Pyrrhura It looks bleak.

* Subspecies included within the species Pyrrhura picta.

Sinú parakeet (Pyrrhura subandina)



Especies del género Pyrrhura

Sources:

– Parrot Book, Parrots and macaws.
– eLibrary
– proaves
– Extinct Birds by Julian P. Hume, Michael Walters.

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Cobalt-winged Parakeet
Brotogeris cyanoptera


Periquito Aliazul

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Description:

The Cobalt-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) measured 15-21 cm.. in height and weighs around 67 g. Distinguishable on the fly by the cobalt blue of the the flight feathers; forecrown yellow and crown with blue dye; chin orange.

Has the tail short and acute. Its bill opaque beige es

Subspecies description:

  • Brotogeris cyanoptera beniensis

    (Gyldenstolpe, 1941) – It has lighter green in all the body and yellow plumage edges in the wing .


  • Brotogeris cyanoptera cyanoptera

    (Pelzeln, 1870) – The nominal


  • Brotogeris cyanoptera gustavi

    (Berlepsch, 1889) – Has the forecrown light green, shoulder yellow and only a patch blue in half of the wing .

Habitat:

Very common. It is found in secondary forest, riparian, edges and savanna, until the 600 m (occasional over of 1000 m). Fly in small flocks of 10 to 20 individuals (rare in couples), feed in the canopy.

Reproduction:

It nests in hollow and termite mounds on tree.

Food:

Its diet probably the same as for most species Brotogeris: fruit nectar, figs, berries and seeds.

Distribution:

Periquito Aliazul

Its population is distributed between the East of Colombia, Southwest of Venezuela to the North of Bolivia and Brazilian Amazon.

Subspecies distribution:

  • Brotogeris cyanoptera beniensis

    (Gyldenstolpe, 1941) – Bolivia.


  • Brotogeris cyanoptera cyanoptera

    (Pelzeln, 1870) – The nominal


  • Brotogeris cyanoptera gustavi

    (Berlepsch, 1889) – Peru.

Conservation:


Status


  • Its population has been estimated at more of one million copies
  • .

  • Not considered in any of the threat categories.

"Cobalt-winged Parakeet" in captivity:

Rare in captivity, due to the limited success in reproduction.

Alternative names:

Cobalt-winged Parakeet, Blue-winged Parakeet, Cobalt winged Parakeet (English).
Toui de Deville, Perruche à ailes de cobalt (French).
Kobaltflügelsittich (German).
Periquito-de-asa-azul, Periquito-de-asa-azul, tuipara-de-asa-azul (Portuguese).
Catita Aliazul, Periquito Aliazul, Periquito de Alas Azules (español).

scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Brotogeris
Scientific name: Brotogeris cyanoptera
Citation: (of Pelzeln, 1870)
Protonimo: Sittace cyanoptera

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Cobalt-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera)


Sources:

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

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Black-winged Parrot
Hapalopsittaca melanotis


Parrot Alinegro

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Description

24 cm. height.

The Black-winged Parrot (Hapalopsittaca melanotis) is distinguishable by the head almost all greyish blue, with blue-billed, ochre around the eye and back of the same black spot defined. Wings with large black patch and purple-blue ends; the tip of the tail blue. The subspecies Hapalopsittaca melanotis peruviana head green, with the spot towards the back of the eye dark orange.

Habitat


Rare, Although most abundant in Bolivia. It lives in temperate inter-Andean valleys and humid montane forests., between 1500 to 2500 m.. (Occasionally a 3450 m.. in Peru). Usually in pairs or small groups. Seen mostly in pairs or in small groups of 3 to 25 birds. From time to time they gather in groups of up to 50 birds around their favored roosting.

Conservation

Not considered in any of the threat categories, It is very rare in captivity.

They have recorded for this species altitudinal migration, Depending perhaps on the fruiting, Since the fruit is their main source of food.

With reproduced in cavities of trees or places of nesting woodpeckers.

Inhabits intermittently to the East of the Andes, in the center of Peru and in the yunga of Bolivia.

scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Hapalopsittaca
Scientific name: Hapalopsittaca melanotis
Citation: (Lafresnaye, 1847)
Protonimo: Pionus melanotis

Alternative names:

Black-winged Parrot or Black-eared Parrot (English)
Lorito celeste (Peru, Bolivia)
Schwarzflügelpapagei (German)
Caïque à ailes noires (French)
Pappagallo alinere, (Italian).

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“Black-winged Parrot” (Hapalopsittaca melanotis)

Sources:

Parrot Book, Parrots and macaws Neotropical.

Sounds: controles-canto.org

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Palm cockatoo
Probosciger aterrimus

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Description

51 to 64 cm. height and a weight between 910 and 1200 g.
The Palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus) it is one of the largest cockatoo species. Unmistakable with a Erectile Crest of 15 cm.. Mainly arboreal.

Both sexes differ in size. Immatures are differentiated by the pale yellow at the bottom and the tip of the bill and the eye ring in color white.
Usually black with a bare area around the cheeks and eyes red. The feathers of the crest they are long and thin, black streaks.
The bill is dark gray, smaller in the female. The legs son grises. The language is black and Red.
The cheek skin changes color according to its health or stress level, a pink / beige to a yellow when it is excited.

Description 4 supespecies

  • Probosciger aterrimus aterrimus

    (Gmelin, 1788) – Nominal.


  • Probosciger aterrimus goliath

    (Kuhl, 1820) – Larger than the subspecies macgillivrayi.


  • Probosciger aterrimus macgillivrayi

    (Mathews, 1912) – Larger than the species nominal.


  • Probosciger aterrimus stenolophus

    (Oort Cloud, 1911) – As the subspecies goliat, but with feathers crest closer.

Habitat:

The presence of this cockatoo is documented from sea level to 1350 metres in height.

In New Guinea they are in tropical rainforests, including gallery forests, edges of forests and monsoon forests. In Australia they live in forests of eucalyptus, forest of Melaleuca, partially cleared areas and sheets.

You are travelling individually, in pairs or in groups of five or six. About an hour after sunrise they gather in the treetops.

Reproduction:

The nesting occurs between August and February.
Nest in the cavities of trees which tend to be of approximately 1 m depth and 25 to 60 cm in diameter. These are full of branches broken at the bottom on which rests the egg. The site is often used year after year.
Reproduce every two years. They put a single egg and both parents the hatch for a period of 28 to 31 days, at around 3 to 4 more days to hatch. The squab was born completely naked and does not develop marker, unlike other Cockatoo chicks. They are taken from 100 to 110 days to leave the nest, the longest period among all parrot species. After leaving the nest, the young bird depends on the parents at least others 6 weeks because of its inability to fly.

Food:

Seeds, dried fruits, fruit, berries, sprouts leaves and insect larvae.
They feed mainly in the forest canopy, but can also feed on the ground on fallen fruits and seeds.

Distribution:

Size of the area of distribution (reproduction / resident): 716.000 km2

New Guinea and adjacent islands, North of Queensland, Australia.

Distribution 4 subspecies:

Conservation:

State of conservation ⓘ


Status Minor Concern ⓘ (UICN)ⓘ

Least concern according to IUCN classification.

• Population trend: Decrease

This species has a very large range, and therefore not approaching the threshold of vulnerability. While the trend of the population seems to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be fast enough to approach vulnerable bird thresholds based on population trend criteria.

In some parts of its area of distribution, the forest habitat in which occur the hollow trees is being invaded by the rainforest.

"Palm cockatoo" in captivity:

Rare bird cage, Although they have a great demand for the market of pet due to its unusual appearance.
They can live more than 55 years of age in captivity.

They may develop compulsive behaviors, as the pecking of feathers. They can also mimic sounds and human language.

Aggressiveness within pairs is taken into account for captive breeding., Sometimes the male usually kill the female. As such, There are more different management methods, from bringing both cockatoos together only during the breeding period and quickly removing the male, cut the male that the female escape flying, or create complex installations that are carried out next to a cutout of the male, so that the female always has an escape route in the face of aggression.

There are currently laws that prohibit the export of any Palm cockatoo without a permit.

Alternative names:

Palm Cockatoo, Black Macaw, Goliath Aratoo, Goliath Cockatoo, Great Black Cockatoo, Great Palm Cockatoo (English).
Cacatoès noir, Microglosse noir (French).
Arakakadu (German).
Cacatua-das-palmeiras (Portuguese).
Cacatúa de las Palmas, Cacatúa Enlutada (español).

scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Cacatuidae
Genus: Palm
Scientific name: Probosciger aterrimus
Citation: (Gmelin, JF, 1788)
Protonimo: Psittacus aterrimus

Images of the Black Cockatoo:



Sources:
avibase
infoexoticos
– Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
– Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
– Birdlife

– Photos: avianzoo, papageien.org, avianzoo, Wikimedia.org

– Sound: Frank Lambert

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Solomons cockatoo
Cacatua ducorpsii


Cacatúa de las Salomón

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Description

It measures 30-35 centimeters to paste 380 g..
The Solomons cockatoo (Cacatua ducorpsii) is a small cockatoo immediately recognizable by its long triangular Crest.
Its plumage is almost completely white, except the part inferior of them wings and tail with infiltration of color yellow. The feathers of the crest, the cheeks, the the mantle and the chest they have a base of pink.
The bill is grey. The bare skin around the eyes is pale-blue. The irises are dark brown, the legs grey.
The females are distinguished from your partner to have the irises more reddish.

The Solomons cockatoo is quite similar to the Tanimbar corella living in the Tanimbar Islands. Also seems to the Little corella, although the latter have more bluish and developed the orbital area.

Habitat:

Is from coastal areas to the mountains; variety of habitats, including forests, secondary vegetation and gardens in cities. Found up to 1700m; mainly below the 700 m.

Behavior:

They are birds noisy and quite easy to observe, even though they mostly live in pairs or small groups. They fly high above the treetops where used well exposed perches in the top of the Cup.

Birds are very cautious, screaming when they are disturbed.

They have a strong and uneven consisting of shallow flapping flight.

Reproduction:

In the wild child from July to September.

They make their nests in hollows of trees or large branches and, they often use the same nest year after year.

The eggs are of color white and usually there are two in a clutch. The eggs are incubated for about 25 days, the young leave the nest 62 days after hatching.

Food:

They feed on seeds, berries, fruit, outbreaks, flowers, as well as insects and their larvae. Occasionally eat the fleshy parts of “epiphytes“.

Distribution:

endemic to the Solomon Islands. Its area of distribution extends from Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) to Malaita, Choiseul, New Georgia and Santa Isabel. The species is absent in San Cristóbal and the islands surrounding.

Conservation:

State of conservation ⓘ


Status Minor Concern ⓘ (UICN)ⓘ

– Current IUCN Red List category: Least concern.

– The population trend: Stable

The population world is estimated at 100.000 birds and it seems quite stable.

The marketing of pet birds is a threat to this species, the other is the degradation of the habitat. The latter seems particularly serious, given the logging of forests in the lowlands.

"Solomons cockatoo" in captivity:

It´s little gregarious and have tendency to be aggressive with other species and with those of its same species. In relation to the human being is a Parrot very demanding. Not everyone is prepared to have a white cockatoo.

They often tend to develop behavior problems, unbearable screams, become very destructive…If not are given a rigorous education on a very regular basis. That is why it is convenient that if you intend to have a cockatoo, it should be done so that it can be accompanied by another or others of its kind to prevent it from developing an excessive dependency and thus you can enjoy it without fear of having problems or at least trying to avoid them as much as possible.

I like them much attention. They tend to create strong emotional bonds and they are quite Extrovert.

Despite the great attraction that having a pet parrot with such characteristics can mean for a person,. It is not often a parrot advised for anyone or rather, hardly anyone is prepared to have a cockatoo with these characteristics.

Alternative names:

Ducorps’s Cockatoo, Broad-crested Corella, Solomon Corella, Solomon Islands Corella, White Cockatoo (ingles).
Cacatoès de Ducorps (French).
Salomonenkakadu (German).
Cacatua-ducorps (Portuguese).
Cacatúa de las Salomón, Cacatúa de Salomón (español).

scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Cacatuidae
Scientific name: Cacatua ducorpsii
Genus: Cockatoo
Citation: Pucheran, 1853
Protonimo: Cacatua ducorpsii

Solomon's Cockatoo Images:



Species of the genus Cacatua

Sources:
Avibase, mascotasvicmar
– Photos: animalphotos.me, goldensunbirds

– Sounds: Mark Todd (Xeno-canto)

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Shawl-collared Lorikeet
Trichoglossus rosenbergii

Shawl-collared Lorikeet

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Description (1)

26 cm.. length and a weight between 132 and 150 gr.

The Shawl-collared Lorikeet (Trichoglossus rosenbergii) is very similar to the Trichoglossus haematodus, but with a stronger blue in the head.

The edges of the breast feathers they are much wider, It has a broad yellow stripe on the neck, ending at the highest point with a red band narrow, their abdomen Violet is blue also has a wide orange stripe inside the flight feather.

The bill is red-orange. The irises They are orange-red and legs grey.

Variation of the nominal (Trichoglossus Haematodus).

Habitat:

They are in a wide range of habitats, including settlements in forests, coconut plantations, savannahs and mangroves.

In their natural habitats, They form small groups noisy that feed on the upper canopy. Often they are seen in mixed flocks with other species of parrots. At night, Community are hundreds of birds.

Son pollinators important species coconut.

Reproduction:

Within its natural range, usually they begin breeding between September and October – although breeding has been recorded in most months.

The average clutch it consists of 2 to 3 eggs. The female incubated eggs for about 24 to 27 days and the young become independent when they are about 80 days old.

Food:

Its diet natural It consists mainly nectar and pollen, but also it includes fruits like figs, citrus, papaya and mangoes open fruit bats. They may also feed on moth pupae and insects.

Distribution:

Distribucion-Lori-de-Biak
The reflection of both in the province of Papua, Indonesian.

Conservation:


Vulnerable

The Shawl-collared Lorikeet has a single small population, that can be seen to be decreasing as a result of the loss and degradation of forests, by agriculture and logging subsistence and perhaps also for the capture for trade. So, is qualified as Vulnerable.

The bird population is assumed that can range from 3000-4000 birds.

Alternative names:

Shawl-collared Lorikeet, Biak Lorikeet, Rainbow Lorikeet (Biak) (ingles).
Loriquet de Biak (French).
Biaklori (German).
Loris Arco-Íris Rosenbergii (Portuguese).
Lori de Biak (español).

scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Scientific name: Trichoglossus rosenbergii
Citation: Schlegel, 1871
Protonimo: Trichoglossus Rosenbergii

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“Shawl-collared Lorikeet” (Trichoglossus rosenbergii)


Sources:

Avibase
– BirdLife.org

Photos: Rosenberg’s Lorikeet – animalphotos.me

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Kuhl's Lorikeet
Vini kuhlii


Kuhl's Lorikeet

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Description

18 cm.. long and an approximate weight of 55 g..

Males and females of the Kuhl's Lorikeet (Vini kuhlii) they are identical in appearance. Adult birds have cheeks, the chest and the part forward of the belly bright red.

The upperparts the body has different shades of green with the exception of a few Feather erection of color blue dark in the neck.

Its tail is multicolored, the Central feathers are red and purple sides, with the Green terminal part.
A zone blue-violet in the belly around the the thighs. The bill and legs are orange, the tail is short.

The birds youth they have the underparts opaque red.

Habitat:

The natural habitat of the Kuhl's Lorikeet are the tropical humid forests. On the Islands desforestadas also is in coconut plantations. It is a nectarivorous that feeds sucking nectar with his rough tongue.

Reproduction:

Observed in the month of March, April and August.
Nest in the trunks of coconut trees or FARA (Pandanus tectorius) dead or in cavities of hotu. Sometimes one or two rectangular holes mark the entrance of these nests. Only a litter has been found with two chicks.

Food:

Nectar and pollen from banana flowers (Musa sp.), Kapok (Ceiba pentandra), pacayers (Inga edulis), Mango (Mangifera indica), avocado (It persea americana), the coconut (Cocoa nuts), the Cordyline (fructicosa Cordyline) , the NASE (Barringtonia asiatica), the tafano (Guettarda speciosa), the Pomeroy (Syzygium jambos) and ATAE (Erythrina variegata).

The small seeds of purau (Hibiscus tiliaceus) and Aito (Casuarina equisetifolia). Axillary buds and young shoots of hotu, purau and falcata (Paraserianthes falcataria).

They lick the surface of the leaves of banana. Make sudden movements in the leaves of certain trees without flowers or fruit (including dead Palm trees), also tends to dig small holes – clearly too superficial to serve as a nest -, This we do think that also can be insectivores.

Distribution:

Size of the area of distribution (reproduction / resident) 510 km2

endemic to Rimatara in the Tubuai Islands, south-central Pacific (France), where the population is estimated at 905 birds. It has also been introduced in Kiribati including Teraina (Washington Island) and Tabueran (Fanning island), both before 1798, and Kiritimati (Isla Christmas), where six specimens were transferred in 1957.

Occasional appearances in the Thbuai island about Rimatara they are probably elopements pets.

Although the species is relatively common in Rimatara. the recent introduction of rats is cause for concern.
The population of Tabueran (c. 200 birds) It is also vulnerable because of predation of nests by rats.

In Teraina There are a few 1.000 birds and with no confirmed threat. It is possible that one or two individuals may still survive in Kiritimati. IN DANGER OF EXTINCTION.

Conservation:


Endangered

• Current IUCN Red List category: Danger

• Population trend Decreasing

Although populations are believed to be stable in Rimatara and Teraina and grow in Atiu where it was recently introduced, invading predators are probably causing a decrease in Tabuaeran and Kiritimati, Therefore, the general trend is suspected to be a moderate and continuous descent is its population.

Excessive exploitation of its red feathers is the most likely reason for the extinction of the Kuhl's Lorikeet in the Islas Cook.

A serious threat to all hatchlings in the Pacific islands, It is the depredation caused by rats in the nests, especially on the part of the Black Rat (Rattus rattus). In Rimatara, There was a wide shot of black rats (Rattus rattus), to leave the island away from them in the year 2000. However the rats of the Pacific (R. exulans) they were still very abundant.

In Teraina, There is no evidence of the presence of the (R. Rattus), although the Pacific rat (R. exulans) is abundant, While in Tabuaeran and Mitiaro, still having black rats (R. Rattus). Cats can be a threat in Kiritimati. The common mine (Acridotheres tristis) It is a threat to the introduced population in Atiu, Since it competes for nesting sites and usually attacking young people Kuhl's Lorikeet.

Ongoing conservation actions:

Appendix II of CITES.
– In Kiribati, the species is fully protected.
– In the french polynesia the species is protected by national laws and regulations from 1996.
– In Rimatara It has been protected by a traditional tapu (taboo) from 1900.

– 27 birds were reintroduced in Atiu from Rimatara in May of the 2007, after which organized a community contest to find the first young birds, with a reward given to the winner.
– Monthly count of birds in Atiu carried out to evaluate the success of the effort of introduction.
– A control program of the common mine started in Atiu in May of 2009, including harassment and capture, with a bounty for each dead bird.
– For October of the 2009, the population of the birds Mine had been reduced by 60% and this program is permanent.
– In Rimatara, 21 bait stations were established in the main Pier in September of 2009 to prevent black rats invading the island and raising awareness is taking place among children about the importance of protecting the avifauna of the island.

"Kuhl's Lorikeet" in captivity:

It is not in captivity.

Due to its State, in danger of extinction, any specimen that can not be returned to their natural habitat (natural range) should preferably be placed in a well-managed breeding program to ensure the survival of the species.

Alternative names:

Kuhl’s Lorikeet, Kuhl’s Lory, Kühl’s lory, Rimatara Lorikeet, Rimitara Lorikeet, Ruby Lorikeet, Scarlet-breasted Lorikeet (ingles).
Lori de Kuhl (French).
Rubinlori (German).
Lóris-de-kuhl (Portuguese).
Lori de Rimatara (español).

scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Vini
Scientific name: Vini kuhlii
Citation: (Vigors, 1824)
Protonimo: Psittacula kuhlii

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“Kuhl's Lorikeet” (Vini kuhlii)


Sources:

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

Photos:

1 – Miles to the wild – link
2 – Miles to the wild – link
3 – Miles to the wild – link
4 – Miles to the wild – link
5 – Duncan WrightThe uploader's own work: "Vini australis”. Engedely: GFDL, Forrás: Wikimedia Commons

Sounds: Matthias Feuersenger (Xeno-canto)

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Pygmy Lorikeet
Charmosyna wilhelminae

Pygmy Lorikeet

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Description

The Pygmy Lorikeet (Charmosyna wilhelminae) has an approximate length of 13 cm.. and a weight of 20 g..

The head is green; the forecrown brighter yellowish green; crown dark purple, with broadcast Blue in them tips and color turquoise bright in the feathers of the nape; rear of the nape with wash of olive. Mantle green; low back and tail reddish color; at the top, the tail purple blue. The wings, by up green with parts internal of the flight feather Blackish and blackish the primary coverts. The wings below rosa-salmon; Tips from the flight feather blackish. The underparts Green yellowish with prominent veins on the chest. Upper, the tail green, Red at the base (normally hidden in the field); olive brown below with red and yellow tips on the base. The bill reddish orange-tipped yellow; cere color red pink; Grey the ring perioftalmico; irises yellow to orange-red; legs light grey.

Female lack of red on it rump and in the wings view in flight.
Immature generally more muted and upperparts slightly more Brown. Lacks blue at the tips of the feathers of the nape. Yellow stripes on the top of the chest less distinct or absent. The bill and the irises brown.

Habitat:

Mainly inhabits in humid forests and on the edge of forests, but also by forest savanna and established secondary vegetation. It is usually between the 1.000 meters of altitude and the 2.200 m, but in the South and around Port Moresby It is occasionally much closer to sea level, in the forests of lowlands. It forages in couples and small flocks of up to 20 birds in the trees in flower, often in the company of Goldie's Lorikeet and Fairy Lorikeet. Very Active When it feeds and, often difficult to identify due to its size and predominantly green plumage. It is not uncommon, but easily overlooked. and has been found in groups of up to 200 individuals. It has often been seen flying in mixed flocks above the canopy, where they can hardly be identified due to their small size.

Reproduction:

Breeding and nesting habits unknown.

Food:

Feeds of nectar and pollen.

Distribution:

Size of the area of distribution (reproduction / resident): 290.000 km2

North of New Guinea in Irian Java (Indonesian) and Papua New Guinea. The range of the Mountains Parotia on doberai peninsula, in the West of the island of New Guinea, through the cordillera central, the Huon Peninsula, and South-East of the mountain range of Owen Stanley. In the immediate vicinity of Port Moresby (for example, area Sogeri) There is little (but possibly regular between May and November).

The population world will think that is of less than 50.000 specimens and is considered to be stable. There are few in captivity.

Conservation:


Status


• Current IUCN Red List category: Least concern.

• Population trend: Stable.


The size of the world population It has not been quantified, but the species according to sources is generally very rare.

The population suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence of any reduction or substantial threats.


"Pygmy Lorikeet" in captivity:

Rare.

Alternative names:

Pygmy Lorikeet, Pygmy Streaked Lorikeet, Pygmy Streaked Lory, Wilhelmina’s Lorikeet, Wilhemina’s Lorikeet (ingles).
Lori de Wilhelmina (French).
Elfenlori (German).
Lori Pigmeo (español).

scientific classification:

Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Genus: Charmosyna
Scientific name: Charmosyna wilhelminae
Citation: (Meyer,AB, 1874)
Protonimo: Trichoglossus Wilhelminae

Images "Pygmy Lorikeet"

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“Pygmy Lorikeet” (Charmosyna wilhelminae)


Sources:

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

Photos:

1 – loromania