Yellow-billed or Musschenbroek’s Lorikeet

The Yellow-billed Lorikeet (Neopsittacus musschenbroekii) is endemic to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. This bird species inhabits subtropical or tropical moist montanes. It is locally a fairly common high-altitude species; however, due to habitat destruction their numbers are going down, and this species is, therefore, considered endangered in its natural habitat (CITES II).

Yellow-billed lorikeets

Yellow-billed Lorikeets

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.

Taxonomy:

Family: Loriidae … Genus: Scientific: Neopsittacus … English: Gua Lorikeet … Dutch: Goealori … German: Gualoris … French: Loriquet de Gua

Species: Scientific: Neopsittacus musschenbroekii musschenbroekii … English: Yellow-billed Lorikeet, Musschenbroek’s Lorikeet … Dutch: Musschenbroeks Lori … German: Gualori, Musschenbroeks Lori … French: Loriquet de Musschenbroek

Sub-Species / Races Including Nominate: musschenbroekii, medius, major


Sub-species:

Southern Musschenbroek’s Lorikeets:

Distribution: Mountains of South-eastern New Guinea to Southern Papua

Family: Loriidae … Genus: Scientific: Neopsittacus … English: Gua Lorikeet … Dutch: Goealori … German: Gualoris … French: Loriquet de Gua

Species: Scientific: Neopsittacus musschenbroekii major … English: Southern Musschenbroek’s Lorikeet … Dutch: Grote Musschenbroeks Lori … German: Großer Gualori … French: Loriquet de Neumann … CITES II – Endangered Species

Western Musschenbroek’s Lorikeets:

Distribution: Snow Mountains, Western New Guinea

Family: Loriidae … Genus: Scientific: Neopsittacus … English: Gua Lorikeet … Dutch: Goealori … German: Gualoris … French: Loriquet de Gua

Species: Scientific: Neopsittacus musschenbroekii medius … English: Western Musschenbroek’s Lorikeet … Dutch: Middelste Musschenbroeks Lori … German: Mittlerer Gualori … French: Loriquet de Musschenbroek Stresemann … CITES II – Endangered Species


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