Status in the Wild / Distribution:
The Striated Lorikeet (Charmosyna multistriata aka Hypocharmosyna multistriata) – also known as Yellow-streaked Lorikeet – is endemic to Western New Guinea. This parrot is endangered in their natural habitat (CITES II).
These lorikeets average 18 cm / 7.2 inches in length. The average clutch consists of 2 eggs which are incubated for abouit 25 days.
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 multistriata aka Hypocharmosyna multistriata … English: Striated Lorikeet … Dutch: Honinglori, Veelstrepen Lori … German: Vielstrichellori … French: Loriquet multistrié
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
- Special Challenges of Lories and Lorikeets: Training and Behavioral Guidance