For 18 days we're adding a new Birdorable bird every day as part of our Birdorable Bonanza 2010. Today's bird is the Chattering Lory. The Chattering Lory is a beautiful species of parrot native... Read more »
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 & Statistics
The Chattering Lory is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2015 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.