Chattering Lory

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.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 18 July 2010
Scientific Name
Lorius garrulus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Lorius
  • L. garrulus
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Conservation Status
Vulnerable (as of 6 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
12 inches


From IUCN Red List:
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.

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 噪鹦鹉
Czech (Cesky) lori žlutohřbetý
Danish (Dansk) Gulskuldret Lori
Dutch (Nederlands) Molukkenlori
Finnish (Suomi) lörppöluri
French (Français) Lori noira
German (Deutsch) Prachtlori
Italian (Italiano) Lori garrulo
Japanese (日本語) ショウジョウインコ (shoujouinko)
Norwegian (Norsk) Skvaldrelori
Polish (Polski) dama gwarliwa
Russian (русский язык) Жёлтоспинный широкохвостый лори
Spanish (Español) Lori Gárrulo
Swedish (Svenska) Snatterlorikit
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