Yellow-bibbed Lory

About the Yellow-bibbed Lory
Yellow-bibbed Lory

The Yellow-bibbed Lory is a beautifully bright-red parrot with a black forehead and yellow band on the chest. These lories can be found in eastern parts of the Solomon Islands, where they are endemic. Their preferred habitat is various moist tropical lowland forests.

Despite their extremely restricted native range, this species is fortunatly considered to be of Least Concern for extinction as of June 2013.

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Details & Statistics


The Yellow-bibbed Lory is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2015 by BirdLife International. Although this species may have a restricted range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

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