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   CLASS : AVES / BIRDS
          FAMILY : PSITTACIFORMES / PARROTS        
          SUBFAMILY : LORIINAE / LORIES

The distribution of lories and lorikeets goes from the Philippines, Mindanao and Micronesia at north, Indonesia and the surrounding islands and Bali at west. Australia, New Guinea and the islands east of Australia to Tahiti at east and south to Tasmania. With such large distribution lories live in many different habitats. From semi desert in Australia with extreme heat in daytime and temperatures below freezing in night time to lowland and montane rain forest and some species even live in alpine climates in highland at New Guinea. This is the reason why many lory species adapt very fast to the climate in Europe. But many species have only a very small distribution, one or maybe a couple of small islands . This make them extremely vulnerable to both nature and human made change in their habitats . Many species are declining in numbers and some are close to extinction ! All though catching and exportations of wild birds are no longer allowed in many countries, many lories are still being caught illegal ! It´s difficult to blame the poor natives who tries to earn a little money for living selling the birds they have caught, and as long as not so poor business men will pay and have a good opportunity to sell the birds for high prizes the illegal trade will continue ! We can only hope that so many birds will be bred in captivity, that soon there will be no need and demand for wild caught birds , legal or illegal ! We, as breeders have a responsibility too . Many  can´t resist the temptation if they are offered rare birds even if they haven´t got the needed papers . Recently the EU have stopped all importation of wild caught birds . So we will not get birds like that anymore. Today a great work is done to educate the local natives to take care of their nature and its creatures. Maybe this will help the lories to survive in the future. And let´s hope, it´s not to late !!!

              

  The sub family LORIINAE has 11 genera, 55 species and approximately 63 subspecies ( Not all subspecies are mentioned here ! )

In english there are 2 names for lories. Lories are those with short and rounded tail. Lorikeets are those species with long tapered tail . In danish there all called lories. The english names can be equated with the terminology parrot - parakeet .

      Latin name

      Danish name

    English name

     German name

      Habitat

Chalcopsitta atra atra

       Sort lori

     Black lory

   Schwartzlori

New Guinea

C. atra bernsteini

   Bernsteins lori    

 Bernstein blacklory

Bernstein Schwartz

 New Guinea

C. atra insignis

     Rajah lori

    Rajah lory

 Samet lori

 New Guinea

C. duivenbodei duivenbodei

Duivenbodes lori

 Dyvenbode´s lory

 Braun lori

 New Guinea

C. scintillatta scintillatta

 Gulstreget lori

Yellowstreaked lory

 Schimmer lori

 New Guinea

C. cardinalis

  Kardinal lori

  Cardinal lory

 Kardinal lori

 Solomon isl.og N.G

 

 

 

 

 

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     Pseudeos

Pseudeos fuscata

Dusky lori

Dusky Lory

Weissbürzel lori

N.Guinea,Salawati

 

  Lorius

Lorius lory lory

 Frue lori

 Black - capped lory

 Frauenlori

 Salawati,Waigeo .....

L. lory erythrothorax

 Rødbrystet lori

 Redbreasted lory

Salvadori Frauenl.

 Geelvink,Onin,Huon

L. lory salvadorii

 Salvadori lori

 Savadori lory

Meyers frauenlori

 North east N.Guinea,

L. lory jobiensis

 Jobi lori

Joby Lory

 Jobi frauenlori

 Jobi, Mios Geelvinkb.

L. chlorocercus

 Grønhalet lori

 Yellowbibbed lory

Grünschwanzlori

 Solomon islands

L . domicellus

 Domicella lori

Purple-naped lory

Erzlori

Ceram, Amboina

L . albidinucha

 Hvidnakket lori

 White-naped lory

Weissnacken lori

 Neuirland(Bismarck..)

L. hypoinochrous hypoinochrous

 Violbuget lori

Purple-bellied lory

Schwartzsteiss lori

Misima, Tagula(N.guinea)

L. garrulus garrulus

 Gulskuldret lori

Chattering lory

Gelbmantel lori

 Halmahera,Weda

L . garrulus flavopalliatus

 Gulrygget lori

Yellowbacked lory

Prachtgelbmantel....

 Batjan, Obi

L . garrulus obiensis

 Obi - gulrygget lori

Obi-yellowbacked

Obi Gelbmantel...

 

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 Eos

Eos bornea bornea

Rød lori / Amboina lori

Red lory

Amboina Rotlori

 Amboina, Saparua

E.bornea cyanonothus

Buru lori

Buru-red lory

Buru rotlori

 Buru

E.squamata squamata

Violetnakket lori

Violet-necked lory

Kapuzen lori

 Papua.MajaWeda ..

E.squamata riciniata

Kapuziner lori

Bechstein lory

Bechsteinkapuzenl..

 Weda.Moluccas

E.squamata obiensis

Obi lori

Obi lory

Obi lori

 Obi

Eos cyanogenia

Sortvinget lori

Black-winged lory

Blauohr lori

 Biak,Manim,MiosNum

Eos reticulata

Blåstreget lori

Bluestreaked lory

Blaustrichel lori

 Tanimbar,Kai,Damar

Eos semilarvata

Halvmaske lori

Blue-eared lory

Halbmasken lori

 Seram

Eos histrio histrio

Diadem lori

Red and blue lory

Diadem lori

 Sangihe,Siau

 

 

 

 

 

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Trichoglossus

T. haematodus haematodus

Grønnakket lori

Greennaped lorikeet

   Breitbinden     Allfarb lori..

 

T.h. moluccanus

Bjerg lori

 Rainbow lorikeet

 Gebirgs lori

 

T.h. mitchellii

Mitchells lori

 Mitchell´s lorikeet

 Mitchell Allbarblori

 

T.h. forsteni

Forstens lori

 Forsten´s lorikeet

Forsten Allfarblori

 

T.h. weberi

Webers lori

 Weber´s lorikeet

Webers Allfarblori

 

T.h. capistratus

Edwards lori

 Edward´s lorikeet

Blauwangen Allfarbl.

 

T.h. rosenbergii

Rosenbergs lori

 Rosenberg lorikeet

rosenberg Allfarblori

 

T.h. caeruleiceps

Blåhovedet lori

 Blueheaded lorikeet

Blasskopf Allfarblori

 

T.h. massena

Massena lori

 Coconut lorikeet

Massena Allfarblori

 

T.h. rubritorquis

Rødnakket lori

 Redcollared lorikeet

Rotnacken Allfarblori

 

T.h. nigrogularis

Sortstrubet lori

Blackthroated lorike

Schwartzkehl Allfarb

 

T.h. deplanchii

Deplanch lori

Deplanches lorikeet

Neukaledonien alfa..

 

T.flavoviridis flavoviridis

Gulgrøn lori

 Yellow-green lorike.

Gelbgruner lori

 

T.flavoviridis meyeri

Meyers lori

 Meyer´s lorikeet

Meyers gelbgrun lori

 

T. ornatus

Pragt lori

 Ornate lorikeet

Schmucklori

 

T. rubiginosus

Kirs lori

 Cherryred lorikeet

Kirsch lori

 

T.chlorolepidotus

Skælbrystet lori

 Scalybreasted lorik..

Schuppenlori

 

T. euteles

Gulhovedet lori

 Perfect lorikeet

Gelbkopf lori

 

T.iris iris

Iris lori

 Iris lorikeet

Irislori

 

T.johnstoniae johnstoniae*

Apo lori

 Mount Apo lorikeet

Apolori

 

T. versicolor *

Mangefarvet lori

 Varied lorikeet

Buntlori

 

T. goldiei *

Goldies lori

 Goldie´s lorikeet

 Veilchenlori

                                 

* These 3 species were earlier placed  in a genus named : Psitteuteles                                                                          TOP

                                Charmosyna

C. placentis placentis

Rødflanket kokuslori

Redflanked lorikeet

Schonlori

 

C.p. subplacens

Grønrygget kokuslori

Sclaters pleasing lo..

Grunburzeliger sch.

 

C.p. ornata

Ornat kokuslori

Ornate pleasing lo...

Schmuck lori

 

C. pulchella pulchella

Fairy Lori

Fairy lorikeet

Goldstrichel lori

 

C. josefinae josefinae

Josefine lori

Josephine lorikeet

Josephinen lori

 

C. papou papou

Papua lori

Papuan lorikeet

Papua lori

 

C. papou  goliathina *

Stella lori

Stella´s lorikeet

Stella papualori

 

C.papou stellae

Stella lori

Stella´s lorikeet

Stellas Zierlori

 

C. multistrata

Multistreget lori

Striated lorikeet

Vielstrichellori

 

C.wilhelminae

Wilhelmina lori

Wilhelmina lorikeet

Wilhelminenzierl..

 

C.rubronotata rubronotata

Rødisset lori

Redspotted lorkeet

Rotstirn lori

 

c.rubrigularis rubrigularis

Rødhalset lori

Redchinned lorikeet

Rotkehlzierlori

 

* This is the one we know as the Stella  lorikeet                                         

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                                   Glossopsitta

G. concinna

Moskus lori

Musk lorikeet

Moschus lori

 

G. pusilla

Dværg lori

Little lorikeet

Zwerglori

 

G. porphyrocephala

Cephala lori

Purplecrowned lorikeet

Blauscheitel lori

 

 

                                           Vini

Vini australis

Blåkronet lori

Bluecrowned lorikeet

Blaukappchenlori

 

Vini kuhlii

Kuhls lori

Kuhl´s lorikeet

Rubinlori

 

Vini peruviana

Tahiti lori

Tahitian blue lorikeet

Saphir lori

 

Vini stepheni

Stephens lori

Stephen´s lorikeet

Stephenlori

 

Vini ultramarina

Ultramarin lori

Ultramarine lorikeet

Smaragd lori

 

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                                                    Phigys  

Phigys solitarius

Solitær lori

Collared lorikeet

Einsiedler lori

 

 

                                  Oreopsittacus

 O. arfaki arfaki

Arfak lori

Whiskered lorikeet

Arfakbergzierlori

 

 O.arfaki gransis

Sydlig arfak lori

Southern alpinelorikeet

Sudlicher bergzierl.

 

 O.arfaki major

Stor arfak lori

Greater alpinelorikeet

Grosser bergzierlori

 

 

                                   Neopsittacus

 N.pullicauda pullicauda

Emerald lori

Emerald lorikeet

Harters gualori

 

 N.musschenbroekii

Gua lori

Musschenbroeks lorikeet

 Gualori

 

 N.m. major

Stor Gualori

Southern muss. lorikeet

Grosser Gualori

 

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Close related to lories are the Loriculus species ( Hanging parrots) - TheCyclopsitta and Psittaculirostris species ( Figparrots ) - and Lathamus discolor ( Swift parrot )


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Chalcopsitta

Pseudeos

Lorius

Eos

Trichoglossus

Charmosyna

Glossopsitta

Vini

Phigys

Oreopsittacus

Neopsittacus

 

             Blue lorikeet- Vini peruviana - a rare                  lorikeet -- also in the wild.

 

            Ultramarin lorikeet - Vini ultramarina                  Very endangered !

 

     Chalcopsitta duivenbodei duivenbodei                    Dyvenbodes lory

                     Dusky lory - only one in genus Pseudeos

   

                  Lorius lory lory

 

 

 

      Eos reticulata - Bluestreaked lory

 

 

 

           Nominatform T.haematodus     haematodus - Greennaped lorikeet

 

 

           T. johnstoniae johnstoniae                    Mount  Apo lori

 

 

 

 

    Charmosyna wilhelminae - smallest parrot in the world (size as a zebrafinch)

 

 

 

                    This adorable little purplecrowned lorikeet- we can only dream about

 

                       Vini australis - Bluecrowned lorikeet

 

                          Phigys solitarius - collared lorikeet

                                         Whiskered lorikeets

                             Musschenbroek´s lorikeet