The Fairy Lorikeets (Charmosyna pulchella) are considered endangered (CITES II) in their natural habitats of Western New Guinea, Huon Peninsula and Southern Papua.
Breeding pairs usually produce 2 clutches a year and the eggs are incubated for about 25 days. These lorikeets average 18 cm / 7.2 inches in length.
Lories as Pets or in Aviculture:
Due to their endangered status, any suitable specimen that cannot be released back into their natural habitat (native range) should preferably be placed into a well-managed breeding program to ensure the continued survival of this species.
Genus: Scientific: Charmosyna … English: Honey Lorikeet … Dutch: Honingpapegaaien … German: Zierloris … French: Loriquet de miele
Species: Scientific: Charmosyna pulchella pulchella aka Charmosyna pulchella bella … English: Fairy Lorikeet … Dutch: Zwartstuitlori, Fee Lori … German: Goldstrichellori … French: Loriquet à croupion bleu
Sub-Species / Races Including Nominate: pulchella, rothschildi, bella
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
Other Relevant Web Resources
- Photos of the Different Lory Species for Identification … Listing of Species
- Distribution Maps of Lories and Lorikeets
- Lories and Lorikeets in Aviculture
- Feeding and Housing Your Lories and Lorikeets
- Diseases of Lories / Lorikeets and Health Care Program
Distribution: Western New Guinea … CITES II – Endangered Species
Genus: Scientific: Charmosyna … English: Honey Lorikeets … Dutch: Honingpapegaaien … German: Zierloris … French: Loriquet de miele
Species: Scientific: Charmosyna pulchella rothschildi … English: Hartert’s Fairy Lorikeet … Dutch: Harterts Fee Lori … German: Harterts Goldstrichellori … French: Loriquet de Rothschild
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