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Chattering Lory

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About the Chattering Lory

The Chattering Lory is a large species of parrot native to Indonesia. They are bright red overall, with green wings and orange beaks. There are three recognized subspecies; the Yellow-backed Lory can be recognized by its different back color.

Chattering Lorikeets live in the rainforest, and feed on fruit, pollen, and nectar.

Unfortunately, the popularity of the Chattering Lory in aviculture is a contributing factor to the species' decline in the wild. They also suffer from habitat loss on their native Maluku Islands in Indonesia. Their conservation status is considered Vulnerable as of June 2013.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 18 July 2010
Scientific Name Lorius garrulus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Lorius
  • L. garrulus
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Vulnerable
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 September 2015)
Units: Imperial Metric
12 inches
Range Southeast Asia


From IUCN Red List:
The Chattering Lory is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species is undergoing a rapid population decline that is projected to continue as a direct result of habitat loss and human exploitation for the cagebird trade. It therefore qualifies as Vulnerable.

International Names

  • 噪鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • lori žlutohřbetý (Czech)
  • Gulskuldret Lori (Danish)
  • Molukkenlori (Dutch)
  • lörppöluri (Finnish)
  • Lori noira (French)
  • Prachtlori (German)
  • Lori garrulo (Italian)
  • ショウジョウインコ (shoujouinko) (Japanese)
  • Skvaldrelori (Norwegian)
  • dama gwarliwa (Polish)
  • Жёлтоспинный широкохвостый лори (Russian)
  • Lori Gárrulo (Spanish)
  • Snatterlorikit (Swedish)

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