Ornate Lory (Trichoglossus ornatus)

The Ornate Lory (Trichoglossus ornatus) is endemic to Sulawesi Island and surrounding islands in the Sulawesi (formerly known as Celebes) – part of the Maluku island group in Indonesia Group, Indonesia.

They are usually seen in pairs or small family groups, sometimes together with Yellow-and-Green Lorikeets. Their preferred habitat includes the forest edge, secondary forest, bushy open terrain, cultivated plots and towns, upland valleys but rarely in primary forest at 320 to 550 ft, but sometimes up to 3300 ft above sea-level.

Ornate Lory

Description:

It averages 10 inches in length and weighs about 4 oz. The crown is dark purplish-blue. There are yellow side patches on the nape. The back of the nape is reddish orange. The chin and throat and most of face is reddish-orange. The back and the wings are bright green. The wing primaries (= longest wing feathers) (longest wing feathers) are tipped blackish. The underwing is black with yellow and green. The chin and the chest are reddish barred with dark blue. The belly is dark green and the thighs are yellow-green. The uppertail is dark green with yellowish tips and the undertail is yellowish and pinkish at the base. The beak and the irises are orange and the legs are grey-green.

Both males and females look alike.

Breeding:

They may start breeding in September to October. The hen incubates the eggs for about 24 to 27 days and the young fledge when they are about 80 days old.

Calls / Vocalizations

The voice of the Ornate Lory sounds like a shrill “kreet…kreet” in flight, high pitched “wee-oo-wee, variety of whistling notes and grating screech.

Companion lories may turn into excellent talkers; some having whole sentences in their vocabulary. With a little training they can be taught to communicate with words rather than using their shrill calls for the most part. However, their natural call / voice cannot be entirely eliminated; but their occurrence can be reduced. The owner has to understand that even with training, the lory voice can get quite loud, with a high pitched screech.

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Taxonomy:

Family: Loriidae … Genus: Scientific: Trichoglossus … English: Wedge-tailed Lorikeets … Dutch: Wigstaartlori … German: Keilschwanzloris … French: Loriquet

Species: Scientific: Trichoglossus ornatus … English: Ornate Lory … Dutch: Ornaatlori, Prachtlori … German: Schmucklori … French: Loriquet orné

Sub-Species / Races Including Nominate: mitchellii, forsteni, djampeanus, stresemanni, fortis, weberi, capistratus, flavotectus, haematodus, rosenbergii, intermedius, micropteryx, caeruleiceps, nigrogularis, brooki, massena, flavicans, nesophilus, deplanchii, moluccanus, rubritorquis


Sub-species:

Black-throated Lorikeets aka Dark-throated Lorikeets:

Family: Loriidae … Genus: Scientific: Trichoglossus … English: Wedge-tailed Lorikeet … Dutch: Wigstaartlori … German: Keilschwanzloris … French: Loriquet

Species: Scientific: Trichoglossus haematodus nigrogularis … English: Black-throated Lorikeet … Dutch: Zwartkeel Regenbooglori … German: Schwarzkehl Allfarblori … French:Loriquet à gorge noir … CITES II – Endangered Species

Distribution: Aru Islands, Eastern Kai Islands (Kai Islands are also known as Kei Islands and are found in the south-eastern part of the Maluku Islands in Indonesia)

Blue-faced Lories:

Family: Loriidae … Genus: Scientific: Trichoglossus … English: Wedge-tailed Lorikeet … Dutch: Wigstaartlori … German: Keilschwanzloris … French: Loriquet

Species: Scientific: Trichoglossus haematodus intermedius … English: Blue-faced Lory … Dutch: Blauwwang Regenbooglori … German: Blaustirn Allfarblori … French: Loriquet d’isle Manam … CITES II – Endangered Species

Distribution: Northern New Guinea, Manam Island

Average Length: 21 cm / 8.4 in

Brook’s Lorikeets:

Family: Loriidae … Genus: Scientific: Trichoglossus … English: Wedge-tailed Lorikeets … Dutch: Wigstaartlori … German: Keilschwanzloris … French: Loriquet

Species: Scientific: Trichoglossus haematodus brooki … English: Brook’s Lorikeet … Dutch: Brooks Regenbooglori … German: Brooks Allfarblori … French: Loriquet de Brook … CITES II – Endangered Species

Distribution: Spirit Island, Trangan Island, Aru Islands in the province of Maluku in eastern Indonesia

Coconut aka Massena’s Lories

Deplanche’s / Deplanchi’s Lorikeets:

Description: As nominate species, but plumage generally paler. The head is dull blue with pale streaking. The breast is scarlet with narrow dark blue edging. The abdomen is green. The band to the nape is pale yellowish-green. The thighs and under tail-coverts have less yellow. The upperside of the tail is olive. They average 26 cm or 10 inches in length and have a wing length of 133 – 149 mm (5 – 6 ins)

Family: Loriidae … Genus: Scientific: Trichoglossus … English: Wedge-tailed Lorikeets … Dutch: Wigstaartlori … German: Keilschwanzloris … French: Loriquet

Species: Scientific: Trichoglossus haematodus deplanchii … English: New Caledonia Lory, Deplanche’s Lorikeet … Dutch: Nieuwcaledonische Regenbooglori … German: Neukaledonien Allfarblori … French: Loriquet de Deplanche … CITES II – Endangered Species

Distribution: New Caledonia and Loyalty Islands

Djampea Lorikeets:

Family: Loriidae … Genus: Scientific: Trichoglossus … English: Wedge-tailed Lorikeets … Dutch: Wigstaartlori … German: Keilschwanzloris … French: Loriquet

Species: Scientific: Trichoglossus haematodus djampeanus … English: Djampea Lorikeet … Dutch: Djampea Regenbooglori … German: Djampea Allfarblori … French: Loriquet de Djampea … CITES II – EndangeredSpecies

Distribution: Djampea Island

Edward’s Lorikeets

Forsten’s Lorikeets

Mitchell’s Lorikeets:

Family: Loriidae … Genus: Scientific: Trichoglossus … English: Wedge-tailed Lorikeets … Dutch: Wigstaartlori … German: Keilschwanzloris … French: Loriquet

Species: Scientific: Trichoglossus haematodus mitchellii … English: Mitchell’s Lorikeet … Dutch: Mitchells Lori … German: Mitchell Allfarblori … French: Loriquet de Mitchell … CITES II – Endangered Species

Distribution: Islands of Bali and Lombok, Indonesia.

Ninigo Lorikeets:

Family: Loriidae … Genus: Scientific: Trichoglossus … English: Wedge-tailed Lorikeets … Dutch: Wigstaartlori … German: Keilschwanzloris … French: Loriquet

Species: Scientific: Trichoglossus haematodus nesophilus … English: Ninigo Lorikeet … Dutch: Ninigo Regenbooglori … German: Ninigo Allfarblori … French: Loriquet d’isle Ninigo … CITES II – Endangered Species

Distribution: Ninigo and Hermit Groups, West of Manus Island

Olive-green Lorikeets:

Family: Loriidae … Genus: Scientific: Trichoglossus … English: Wedge-tailed Lorikeets … Dutch: Wigstaartlori … German: Keilschwanzloris … French: Loriquet

Species: Scientific: Trichoglossus haematodus flavicans … English: Olive-green Lorikeet … Dutch: Olijfgroene Regenbooglori … German: Olivgelber Allfarblori … French: Loriquet brons … CITES II – Endangered Species

Distribution: New Hanover and Admiralty Island

Rainbow Lories

Pale-headed Lorikeets:

Family: Loriidae … Genus: Scientific: Trichoglossus … English: Wedge-tailed Lorikeets … Dutch: Wigstaartlori … German: Keilschwanzloris … French: Loriquet

Species: Scientific: Trichoglossus haematodus caeruleiceps … English: Pale-headed Lorikeet … Dutch: Bleekkop Regenbooglori … German: Blaßkopf Allfarblori … French: Loriquet à tête bleu … CITES II – Endangered Species

Distribution: Northern New Guinea

Red-collared Lorikeets

Rosenberg’s Lorikeets

Southern Green-naped Lorikeets:

Family: Loriidae … Genus: Scientific: Trichoglossus … English: Wedge-tailed Lorikeet … Dutch: Wigstaartlori … German: Keilschwanzloris … French: Loriquet

Species: Scientific: Trichoglossus haematodus micropteryx … English: Southern Green-naped Lorikeet … Dutch: Zuidelijke Regenbooglori … German: Südlicher Grünnacken Allfarblori … French: Loriquet d’isle Misima … CITES II – Endangered Species

Distribution: New Guinea, Misima Island

Stresemann’s Lorikeets:

Family: Loriidae … Genus: Scientific: Trichoglossus … English: Wedge-tailed Lorikeet … Dutch: Wigstaartlori … German: Keilschwanzloris … French: Loriquet

Species: Scientific: Trichoglossus haematodus stresemanni … English: Stresemann’s Lorikeet … Dutch: Stresemanns Regenbooglori … German: Stresemanns Allfarblori … French: Loriquet de Stresemann … CITES II – Endangered Species

Distribution: Kalao Tua

Sumba Lorikeets:

Family: Loriidae … Genus: Scientific: Trichoglossus … English: Wedge-tailed Lorikeets … Dutch: Wigstaartlori … German: Keilschwanzloris … French: Loriquet

Species: Scientific: Trichoglossus haematodus fortis … English: Sumba Lorikeet … Dutch: Bloedvleklori, Sumba Regenbooglori … German: Sumba Allfarblori … French: Loriquet d’isle Sumba … CITES II – Endangered Species

Distribution: Sumba Island

Swainson’s Blue Mountain, Swainson’s Blue Mt. Lorikeet, Swainson’s Lory, Blue Mountain Lories

Weber’s Lorikeets

Wetar Lorikeets:

Family: Loriidae … Genus: Scientific: Trichoglossus … English: Wedge-tailed Lorikeet … Dutch: Wigstaartlori … German: Keilschwanzloris … French: Loriquet

Species: Scientific: Trichoglossus haematodus flavotectus … English: Wetar Lorikeet … Dutch: Wetar Lori … German: Wetar Allfarblori … French: Loriquet d’oré … CITES II – Endangered Species

Distribution: Islands Wetar and Roma, near Timor (Maluku province)

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