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The Chattering Lory (Lorius garrulus garrulus) is endemic to the Halmahera and Weda Islands (part of the Maluku group of islands). This lory is endangered in its natural habitat due to habitat loss (Cites II).
- Yellow-backed Lories (Lorius garrulus flavopalliatus)
- ID: Look like the Chattering Lory, but yellow patch on the backDistribution: Batjan and Obi Islands (part of Maluku Islands)
- Morotai Yellow-backed Lories (Lorius garrulus morotaianus)
They average 12" (30cm) in length and are all dark red except for the wings and thighs which are green. One of the better talking species and perhaps one of the cleverest at escaping or just being all around trouble makers.
Great personalities, always up to something. If something is placed on top of their cage they will work endlessly until it's knocked to the floor. Food and water bowls must be attached to the cage, and even then they will likely become toys!
There is a sub-species, the Yellow-backed Lory, L. g. flavopalliatus, which has a patch of yellow on the mantle (back).
Either makes a great, if somewhat vocal pet. They produce a shrill, whistle-like call. Thankfully they don't do it very frequently. Still quieter than an amazon. (Description by
- Owner of Cuttlebone Plus & Expert Breeder / Keeper of Lories).
Lories as Pets or in Aviculture:
Due to their endangered status, any suitable specimen that cannot be released back into their natural habitat (native range) should preferably be placed into a well-managed breeding program to ensure the continued survival of this species.
Special Challenges of Lories and Lorikeets: Training and Behavioral Guidance
Family: Loriidae ... Genus: Scientific: Lorius ... English: Greater Noble Parrots ... Dutch: Breedstaartlori ... German: Breitschwanzloris ... French: Lorius
Species: Scientific: Lorius garrulus garrulus aka Domicella garrulus garrulus ... English: Chattering Lory ... Dutch: Molukkenlori, Rode Geelmantellori ... German: Gelbmantellori ... French: Lori de Moluques
Sub-Species / Races Including Nominate: garrulus, flavopalliatus, morotaianus
Distribution: Island of Morotai and probably also Raou Islands (Maluku Islands)
Description: At about 30 cm or 12 inches in length, it's about the same size as the nominate species featured on this page. They look like the Yellow-backed Lory, except the yellow patch to the mantle (back) is smaller and less extensive.
Family: Loriidae ... Genus: Scientific: Lorius ... English: Greater Noble Parrot's ... Dutch: Breedstaartlori ... German: Breitschwanzloris ... French: Lorius
Species: Scientific: Lorius garrulus morotaianus aka Domicella garrulus morotaianus ... English: Morotai Yellow-backed Lory ... Dutch: Morotai Geelmantellori ... German: Morotai Gelbmantellori ... French: Lori de Morotai ... CITES II - Endangered Species
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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